Using fonts with TeX was once a Jedi fight, before XeTeX and LuaTeX development. Nowadays, using fonts is simple.
You will find here the preliminary steps before actually playing with the fonts in your input file. At the end, with one or two commands, you will make your document enable to use any fonts available on your computer.
- How to use the 21 provided fonts.
- These are the basics you may want to start with, in 2 or 3 steps, less than 3 minutes.
- Case 1: Quick "one shot" (< 5min.)
- Case 2: Comprehensive approach (~10min.)
The actual use of fonts within your document is detailed in Font Switching:
- how to define font size,
- how to use alternative styles like regular / bold / italic / small caps
- how to switch between serif, sans serif, monospaced, or to another fonts with \switchtobodyfont
- how to underline, strike...
- 2016 Fonts manual, all the details for advanced users
- the 2013 font chapter as a separate document
- 2013 reference manual never officially released, with the 2013 font chapter
Deep dive into typescripts
- Typescripts examples look at the existing examples to build your own Typescripts.
- Featuresets, and here some of common option for \definefontfeature
onum=yesfor old style numbers, vs
lnum=yesfor lining numbers
- See Ligatures (2017).
liga=yesfor common ligature and
dlig=yesfor discretionary ligature (like st),
calt=yesfor contextual alternates.
- for small caps, the font must propose Caps variation like "EBGaramondSC12-Regular.otf" et "AlegreyaSC-Regular.otf"
- Syntax for OpenType features from Adobe
- What defines the size in a font? (2019)
- How to set up a font family with optical size options
- Protrusion (also known as hanging or font handling) is a more subtle typographic effect (2012 need update).
- the source browser for s-fonts- files, that a user can run (to get an example) or use as module for own fonts
- Lua Font Goodies with examples.