[NTG-context] getting new font variants to work

Bernhard Rosensteiner brosensteiner at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 14:09:48 CEST 2010


Am 03.06.2010 um 13:52 schrieb Michael Murphy:

> Hi all,
> 
> I'd like to get some new font variants defined, such as Medium, Semibold, etc. What I have so far is the following.
> 
> \definealternativestyle[medium][\me][]
> 
> \starttypescript [serif] [minionpro]
>  ...
>  \definefontsynonym[MinionPro-Medium][name:MinionPro-Medium]
>  ...
> \stoptypescript
> 
> \starttypescript [serif] [minionpro] [name]
>  ...
>  \definefontsynonym[SerifMedium][MinionPro-Medium]
>  ...
> \stoptypescript
> 
> \starttypescript [serif] [regular] [size]
>  \definebodyfont [10pt, 11pt, 12pt] [rm] [%
>    it=SerifItalic sa 1,
>    bi=SerifBoldItalic sa 1,
>    bf=SerifBold sa 1,
>    tf=SerifRegular sa 1,
>    me=SerifMedium sa 1]
> \stoptypescript
> 
> then I set up the font with
> 
> \definetypeface [adobe] [rm] [serif] [minionpro] [regular]
> \setupbodyfont[11pt]
> 
> This all looks fine, but then
> 
> {\me This should be medium}
> 
> doesn't work, and neither does \me{...} or \medium{...}. I should say that
> 
> \definedfont[SerifMedium]
> 
> does work though. How can I fix this, short of
> 
> \def\me{\definedfont[SerifMedium]}

when the rest if the typescript works the problem lies here:

instead or additionally of \definealternativestyle[medium][\me][] use \definefontalternative[me]

then the command \me should be available.
the \definealternativestyle command is only for key value pairs in style= keys as far as i know


best regards
Bernhard



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