[XeTeX] choosing semibold?

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Thu Dec 4 22:55:21 CET 2008

> Hi Everyone,
> What’s the appropriate way to choose a semibold version of a font 
> while in the main document?  I assume that \textbf{Blah} goes for the 
> bold weight of the \setromanfont{} font.  Is there an equivalent 
> command for semibold?  I’m using Times LT Std which has Roman, Italic, 
> Semibold, SemiboldItalic, Bold, BoldItalic, and even ExtraBold.
> A second question: how do I access the ExtraBold, or any other 
> specific font weight, without redefining all calls to \textbf{}?

Dear Chris:


\newfontfamily\semibf{Times LT Std Semibold}

\semibf{This text should be semibold.}

\textbf{But this text is bold.}

And the same for ExtraBold, just define a new font family, as needed. 
See the fontspec documentation, p. 5.

United in adoration of Jesus, 

fr. michael gilmary, mma

Most Holy Trinity Monastery
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