[XeTeX] Small Caps Font Woes

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Oct 31 10:20:47 CET 2006

Am 31.10.2006 um 02:18 schrieb Robert MacGregor:

> Also, if they don't have small caps definitions, it would be fine  
> if I could use another font for small caps, I just don't understand  
> how to do that.

\set<face>font{font name} just declares that this font face (roman,  
sans-serif, typewriter) comes from that named font. In [] you can  
specify particular aspects, for example if a font family is badly set  
up and XeTeX fails to detect that the bold face comes from that font  
variant and bold-italic from another one. There are probably more  
ways to (mis-)use these options ...

Once you've chosen your text fonts XeTeX behaves a lot like usual  
TeX: \textbf{} sets in bold face, \emph{} emphasises text ... and, as  
mentioned, \textsc{} chooses SmallCaps. And if the font provides  
them, they get used.

In Mac OS X FontBook can show the contents of a font. The  
CharacterPalette can do a similiar job for a particular character  
you've chosen. There are more third party applications, Linotype  
FontExplorer X, Unicode Font Info, ...



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