[OS X TeX] Italicized/slanted CAPS

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Tue Sep 20 22:11:55 CEST 2005


Peter Dyballa wrote:

>
> Am 19.09.2005 um 15:07 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>
>> How does one create italicized/slanted CAPS?
>
>
> With trickery!

I am glad I did not ask a completely trivial question.

> Honestly, the restriction lies inside fontinst. There are probably 
> good typographic reason, so the fontinst folks did not implement this. 
> Think of the exact italic correction too! 

I did think that there were "probably good typographic reason" but can't 
think of what exact italic correction" is? Some kind of "typographically 
correct" thing?

> Now, what you could do, is to fool fontinst by giving it slanted or 
> italic versions of a font to make false SmallCaps from:
>
>  \installfamily{OT1}{slh}{}
>   \installfont  {slhrc7t}{slhri8r,newlatin}            
> {ot1c}{OT1}{slh}{m}{sc}{}
>   \installfont  {slhdc7t}{slhdi8r,newlatin}            
> {ot1c}{OT1}{slh}{b}{sc}{}
> %
>  \installfamily {T1}{slh}{}
>   \installfont  {slhrc8t}{slhri8r,newlatin}             {t1c} 
> {T1}{slh}{m}{sc}{}
>   \installfont  {slhdc8t}{slhdi8r,newlatin}             {t1c} 
> {T1}{slh}{b}{sc}{}
> %
>  \installfamily{TS1}{slh}{}
>   \installfont  {slhr8c} {slhri8r,textcomp}             
> {ts1}{TS1}{slh}{m}{n}{}
>   \installfontas{slhr8c}                                     
> {TS1}{slh}{m}{sc}{}

No, I am afraid I can't do this. In my complete ignorance, "fool[ing] 
fontinst" sounds extremely dangerous.

> In these examples the faked SmallCaps are put into the Text Companion 
> or 8c or TS1 encoding, as usual, only the sources from where the 
> regular glyphs are taken has changed to be the italic or the 
> artificially slanted upright font (with o instead of i). I'd recommend 
> to make this a local font variant, i.e. llh. So by switching from slh 
> to llh you switch mainly the SmallCaps while everything else stays the 
> same.

To show the extent of my ignorance. Let me assume that I have downloaded 
the appropriate stuff or that it already was in the standard i-Installer 
installation.
Does the above mean that I should paste one of the three in my preamble? 
And then, to get, say, /ITALICIZED/ SMALL CAPS, do I type

\???{italicized}\textsc{small caps}

Best regards
--schremmer




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