# [texhax] \textordfeminine in plain TeX

Thu Jul 5 15:46:10 CEST 2007

On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 10:06:43AM -0300, Maurí­cio wrote:
> How can I get an ª in plain TeX?

Using CM fonts only:

\def\textordfeminine{$^{\hbox{\underbar{$\scriptstyle \rm a$}}}$}

If you can use a TS1 font, you can get a real glyph:

\font\tents=ts1-lmr10
\let\ts\tents
\def\textordfeminine{{\ts\char"AA}}

You might want to ensure that \ts is set according to the current font
face (bold/italic/slanted/etc.), e.g., by redefining \bf, \it, \sl,
etc.

This is how you can get a font table:

\$ tex testfont

Best,
Oleg