# Using fonts from the LaTeX Font Catalogue.

Dr Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Mon May 3 07:09:06 CEST 2021

Hi,

Seems instructions are on the page under "Usage" and "Style examples"

https://tug.org/FontCatalogue/brushscriptxitalic/

Also, the sample code provided is useful too.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pbsi}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}
\bsifamily

The quick brown hippopotamus jumped over the lazy elephant.

\normalfont

The quick brown hippopotamus jumped over the lazy elephant.

\end{document}

HIH

Alan

On 3/05/21 3:12 pm, Rolf Turner wrote:
>
> In respect of the subject line of this email, basically my question is:
>
>     How the <expletive deleted> does one do it?
>
> /* rant on */
>
> I have done considerable web searching, and so far have found zero
> (and possibly a negative amount of) enlightenment.  Everything that I
> have seen seems to start off in the middle --- or at the upper end ---
> and is filled with jargon, acronyms and references to concepts that
> have no meaning to me.  No examples ever seem to be given.  People
> assert that there are clear instructions provided, but as far as I
> can tell there are none. I'd like a simple recipe, with one or two
>
> /* rant off */
>
> Let me give an explicit example.  I'd like to make use of a cursive
> script font.  Looking through the LaTeX font catalogue, I found a font
> that seems to be essentially what I want: BrushScriptX-Italic
>
> Now here's some LaTeX code:
>
> \documentclass{article}
> % ???
> % ???
> \begin{document}
> The quick brown hippopotamus jumped over the lazy elephant.
> \end{document}
>
> What can/should I put in the preamble, in place of
>
>> % ???
>> % ???
> so that I get the sentence shown to come out in "BrushScriptX-Italic"
> font?  Are there *other* steps that I would have to take, in addition
> to putting lines in the preamble, in order to achieve the desired goal?
>
> the document proper?
>
> Surely it can't be all *that* difficult to explain in a straightforward
> manner!  (But as I said in my rant, I have found nothing that even
> comes close.  And that's an understatement.)
>
> I'd be grateful to anyone who can get me started on the right track.
>
> cheers,
>
> Rolf Turner
>
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