# [XeTeX] Nested \textit in an italic fontinstance

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Sep 13 13:29:54 CEST 2006

Le 13 sept. 06 à 13:07, Will Robertson a écrit :

> Jonathan wrote:
>>> Incidentally, you might expect /B to act similarly, toggling bold on
>>> or off, but it doesn't. Instead, it always tries to find a bolder
>>> version of the font that was given.
>
> Wah?!? I could see that being useful in the future.
> Hmm, if that's the case I've never seen it -- /B seems to me to
> always snap to the most bold font available. But maybe my testing
> hasn't been wide enough.

I haven't tested it with either fontspec or the /B specifier, but
Kaffeesatz <http://www.yanone.de/typedesign/kaffeesatz/> is one of
these fonts available in several degrees of "boldness" -- thin,
light, regular and bold. I must confess my German isn't good enough
for understanding everything there, and I haven't taken the time to
go through it with a bilingual dictionary.

Bruno