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Re: fontnames for Bitstream Univers
- To: Chris Rowley <C.A.Rowley@open.ac.uk>
- Subject: Re: fontnames for Bitstream Univers
- From: Rebecca and Rowland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 23:22:58 +0000
- Cc: tex-fonts <email@example.com>
- In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> The thing about this is that LaTeX only `knows' two weights: \bfseries
>> selects bx, \mdseries selects m, and that's it AFAIK. Everything else is
>> an optional and relatively arbitrary extra.
>As described by others, it `knows' several more and can be `taught
>about' any number.
Which other weights are built into LaTeX? As I understand it, it's only
`m' and 'bx' that are `fitted as standard'. Obviously, one can have any
fount series specified in any given fd file - I'm thinking more of the
author level fount selection commands.
>Obviously we did not fill it up with useless commands that no one will
>ecer use (until now).
Very sensible; although I suspect people have wanted easy access to
\lseries before now. In fact, I *know* they have - I first did it a year
or two ago and I'm terribly backward.
>But the tools are there for just such ocasions as this: please use
>them, and tell us how you get on.
Well... I've hacked chunks of code out of the LaTeX source and modified it
to produce stuff like this:
(which lives in a package file of my own devising, as you can probably guess)
I don't see that there's any tools as such that allowed me to do this.
Were you thinking of something different?