[OS X TeX] Italicized/slanted CAPS

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Sep 20 22:29:49 CEST 2005

Am 20.09.2005 um 22:11 schrieb Alain Schremmer:

> 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?

No, it's rather primitive. When an ell is slanted to the right it's 
upper parts might collide with an upright standing question mark. You 
get the clue?

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

No, it can't. As long as you keep all your senses together you'll never 
change an existent font but create and test a new local name.

> 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}

No. As I tried to describe you create a new local variant of, say, 
Times, in which the SmallCaps are not faked from the upright but the 
italic fonts. To write in italic SmallCaps you switch the font. Since 
the standard forms are not changed there is no change visible -- until 
it comes to SmallCaps!



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