[XeTeX] Slanted Latin Modern specification with fontspec

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Apr 28 00:21:34 CEST 2008

On 27 Apr 2008, at 10:34 pm, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 27.04.2008 um 22:41 schrieb Sebastián González:
>> But how can I specify "Latin
>> Modern Roman Slanted" so that \textsl works as well?
> This works in pdfTeX. This programme has a function to artificially
> slant the glyphs of a PostScript or TrueType font. Dvips, similarly,
> can slant the glyphs of a PostScript font.

XeTeX can now do this, too (along with "synthetic" bold and  
compressed/expanded fonts), but that feature wasn't implemented yet  
in the TL2007 release. You can have it now if you're willing to  
rebuild xetex from source; otherwise, it'll be available in the  
TL2008 version later this year.


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