[NTG-context] defining font family for several options

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Tue Sep 1 22:36:29 CEST 2020

> Am 01.09.2020 um 05:22 schrieb jbf <roma83537 at gmail.com>:
> Perhaps someone can assist me with the following query. I have a situation where I need to use more than one sans serif fonts (especially within complicated chapter heads). I currently have the following:
> \definefontfamily [mainface] [rm] [alegreya]
> \definefontfamily [mainface] [ss] [dax][tf=file:dax-regular]
> \definefontfamily [mainface] [mm] [alegreya]
> \setupbodyfont[mainface]
> \setupbodyfont[11pt]
> But what if I need to have, in addition to the Dax sans serif typeface, an additional sans serif typeface such as ITCAvantGarde? How do I declare that? Do I just give it another name, e.g. \definefontfamily[chapter][itcavantgarde] etc? If I did that, how then do I refer to it? Obviously not just as {\ss my text} since that would call in the dax font.

If you don’t need the roman font, you can (ab)use that. Or try handwriting/hw (it was commonly declared in MkII; didn’t try if it just works nowadays).

Otherwise, since you probably will use only special font variants in setups like headers, use something like \definedfont[ITCAvantGarde-Semibold*default at 36pt].


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