[XeTeX] Bold font

Ulrike Fischer news2 at nililand.de
Wed Aug 13 10:59:24 CEST 2008

Am Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:26:12 +0545 schrieb Alastair M. Paterson:

> Hi!
> I'm trying to produce bold text when the font itself does not contain 
> bold characters.
> The command I'm using is:
> \font\bold="Kalimati/B:script=deva;+abvs;+blws;+calt;mapping=Latin2DevanagariNums;embolden=25;letterspace=14" 
> at 9pt
> The values for embolden and letterspace may be a little exagerated just 
> to experiment.
> However, the letterspace parameter is making a difference, but the 
> embolden isn't.
> I'm using a version of MikTeX that was dowloaded at the beginning of 
> July but am not sure if there is a specific version number. When running 
> the xetex command, it reports a version number of 3.141592-2.2-0.997.

That's quite old for miktex. I have
This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.2 (MiKTeX 2.7)

I don't have your font. But this works fine here:

\font\bold="LMRoman10-Regular:embolden=25;letterspace=30" at 9pt
\bold test

Ulrike Fischer 

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