[XeTeX] Fake Italic

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Thu Sep 4 15:00:22 CEST 2008

On 4 Sep 2008, at 4:19 AM, Alastair M. Paterson wrote:

> Hi!
> I have implemented the following:
> \def\bold{"#1/B:script=#2;#3;mapping=#4;embolden=3;letterspace=3"}
> to artificially produce bold text (embolden, letterspace parameters)
> when there is not a bold font available.
> Is there something similar that can be done to produce italic text?

Yes, there's a "slant" parameter you can use to get oblique glyphs.  
Somewhere around slant=0.2 is probably reasonable.


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