[NTG-context] \definefallbackfamily issues

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Sun Feb 23 21:55:19 CET 2014

On 02/23/2014 07:26 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> Am 23.02.2014 um 11:00 schrieb Pablo Rodriguez <oinos at gmx.es>:
>> How can I define one fallback with more than one range preset? (I tried
>> many combinations, but none of them worked.)
> Your example above uses two presets and both are used, the problem
> is that both presets set a value for the range key and you end up
> with this setup:
>   \definefallbackfamily[…][…][…][range=<range setup for
>        greek>,range=<range setup for cyrillic>]
> When you have now multiple settings for the same key only the last
> setting is used and all of the previous ones are ignored. What you can
> foo in this caseis to set either the range value by yourself or add
> multiple fallback setting where you load only one preset, e.g.
>   \definefallbackfamily[…][…][…][preset=range:greek]
>   \definefallbackfamily[…][…][…][preset=range:cyrillic]

Many thanks for your reply and the explanation, Wolfgang.

Now it is clear to me what was wrong with my presets.

>> I cannot get a different italic fallback font if the fallback typeface
>> specified in the third argument has an italic font. What am I doing
>> wrong here?
> The \em command uses the slanted alternative by default, to use
> italic for \em add this to your document:
>   \setupbodyfontenvironment[default][em=italic]

My fault. And a very silly one. This is something I knew, but I didn’t
realize it was the missing piece in this context.

>> Is it possible to scale only the italic font in a fallback definition
>> and not whole typeface? (In some cases, the feature is extremely handy.)
> Not yet, I can add this feature but it will only work for fallback
> fonts and not for the normal fonts which are set with \definefontfamily.

It would be great to have such a feature.

Many thanks for your help again,


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