[XeTeX] TeX example

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Feb 4 19:24:04 CET 2007

On 4 Feb 2007, at 5:49 pm, Rene Borgella wrote:

> Hello all:
> *** I _thought_ I sent a response to this but haven't seen it on the
> list so I'll reply again -- my apologies if you did already see it.
> Robert Spence wrote:
>> Hi René,
>> Jonathan Kew and Peter Dyballa were wondering out loud on the list  
>> a few
>> minutes ago what your reasons were for wanting to use XeTeX.
> Mostly because I have read/heard on the MacTeX list that XeTeX allowed
> one to use fonts easier. I don't need multi-lingual support. Perhaps
> it's best I stick with LaTeX, but I would like to simply specify the
> name of the font I'd like to use.  From my examination of the XeTeX
> preambles, it looks like one can easily specify different fonts for
> headings, text, etc.  Is this correct?  Right now I am trying to
> understand the format for doing this correctly.

Typically, you can do this with a few extra lines in your preamble:


	% other packages, etc., as usual

	\setromanfont{Adobe Caslon Pro}
	\setmonofont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Andale Mono}


	% ...etc...

Of course, you change the font names to whatever catches your eye  
(and is available on your machine). And read the fontspec  
documentation for more about the various options you can use; but  
this is all it takes to begin using your TrueType and OpenType fonts.


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