Using fonts from the LaTeX Font Catalogue --- a few comments.
rdtennent at gmail.com
Tue May 4 11:32:14 CEST 2021
>|That was where I initially stumbled. I'm just not a
>|point-and-click weeny, and it never occurred to me to
>|click on the font names. Obvious in retrospect.
>|Apparently Philip Taylor, one of the contributors to this
>|discussion also stumbled at this hurdle.
The LaTeX Font Catalogue now has the following on the
Click on the individual fonts to see further examples and
instructions for use with LATEX.
>|> That will take you a page with a Text example, Usage
>|> and Style example. And there is also a link to the
>|> LaTeX source of the Text example.
Sorry about that. I never looked at that source file but
assumed it was the source for the Text example; but in fact
it's the source for the "PDF sample" which also has a font
table. That's why it's so complex. All you needed to look
at was the Usage and Style example.
>|> I would advise you to consult the "LaTeX2e font
>|> selection" document, by the LaTeX3 Project Team. In
>|> your terminal
>|> texdoc fntguide
>|That was something I didn't know about, and to which I
>|had previously seen no reference. Could indeed be useful.
>|However when I looked at this document I found it a bit
>|daunting. I note that it says "[This guide] is intended
>|for package writers who want to write font-loading
>|packages ...." That is certainly not my circumstance.
>|Writing such a package is well beyond my capabilities.
Sections 2.1 and 2.2 are essential reading for LaTeX users.
>|In one document that I looked at a distinction seemed to
>|be made between "font" and "typeface". I'm sure it's an
>|important distinction, but I don't get it.
Think of "typeface" as being a font *family*, typically
including roman, bold, italic and bold-italic fonts.
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