# Directory `macros/plain/contrib/font_selection`

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FNTS.TEX v3.0 Copyright (c) 1994-1999 Harold W. de Wijn FONT SELECTION FOR PLAIN TeX, featuring - 21 sizes in the range 7 to 154 points; - 16 typefaces, including Italic Bold, Calligraphic Bold, Sans Serif, Sans Serif Italic, and Sans Serif Bold; - Boldmath, inclusive of subscripts, superscripts, and symbols. File is provided `as is' with no warranty of any kind. Please direct comments to the author at H.W.deWijn@phys.uu.nl *** USAGE *** \input fnts [\viipt, \viiipt, ..., \fsize0, \fsize{h}, \fsize1, ... ] <body of document with further font-size calls as necessary> \bye (or \Bye) *** FONT SIZES *** Fonts of point size 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 21, 25, 30, 36, 43, 52, 62, 74, 89, 107, 128, and 154 are selected by \<roman numeral>pt, i.e., \viipt, \viiipt, \ixpt, \xpt, \xipt, \xiipt, \xiiipt, \xivpt, \xviipt, \xxipt, \xxvpt, \xxxpt, \xxxvipt, \xliiipt, \liipt, \lxiipt, \lxxivpt, \lxxxixpt, \cviipt, \cxxviii, and \cliv. The fonts of size 10 point and larger follow the customary 10*1.2^n magstep series, with additional halfinteger steps for n = 0.5 and 1.5. They may alternatively be selected by \fsize{n}, in which n = 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, ...., 15 is the number of magsteps; \fsize{h} is equivalent to \fsize{0.5}, and \fsize{1h} equivalent to \fsize{1.5}. Spaces following \fsize{n} are ignored. Also note that the {} are optional for integer n < 10, as in \fsize2. The values delivered by the macro \magstep#1 accordingly extend from 1000 to 1000*1.2^15 = 15407 for parameter values #1 = 0 up to 15 as follows: 0 1000 1 1200 2 1440 3 1728 4 2074 5 2488 6 2986 7 3583 8 4300 9 5160 10 6192 11 7430 12 8916 13 10699 14 12839 15 15407 The macros \magstephalf and \magsteponehalf refer to 0.5 and 1.5 magsteps, i.e., the values 1095 and 1314. The integer \fontscaling assumes the values 700, 800, 900, 1000, \magstephalf, \magstep1, \magsteponehalf, \magstep2, ..., \magstep{15} according to the font size selected. It may conveniently be used to load additional fonts scaled to the same size, e.g., \font\euro=euro scaled \fontscaling. *** TYPEFACES *** The following typefaces are available in text mode and math mode (T = text size, S = script size, SS = scriptscript size; see also the table of font families in math mode below): ========================================================================== typeface text math remarks mode mode -------------------------------------------------------------------------- \rm Roman x T S SS \mit Math Italic T S SS No need for text mode! \oldstyle x T Symbol T S SS Math mode only \cal Calligraphic T S SS Math mode only (=symbol) \it Text Italic x T \sl Slanted Roman x T \bf Bold x T S SS \tt Typewriter x T \sc small caps x Text mode only \mib Math Italic Bold T S SS No need for text mode! \boldoldstyle x T Symbol Bold T S SS Math mode only \boldcal Calligraphic Bold T S SS Math mode only \itb Text italic Bold x T \sf Sans Serif x T S SS \sfi Sans Serif Italic x T S SS \sfb Sans Serif Bold x T S SS ========================================================================== *** BOLDMATH *** The macro \boldmath causes TeX to make boldface the default in math mode. This includes first-order and second-order subscripts and superscripts. Boldmath applies to math italic, greek characters, symbols, and the standard mathematical functions, but not to the math extension font. \boldmath is achieved by exchanging the font families 0, 1, and 2 for the families \bffam, \mibfam, and \sybfam, and vice versa. The macro \unboldmath returns math to the standard fonts. \boldmath should be called prior to entering math mode, \unboldmath after exiting math mode. The Boolean \ifboldmath is true when boldmath is in effect. \boldmath is designed for boldface composition of all math in a document, or, for that matter, part of a document or a complete formula. You may, e.g., include \bf\boldmath in macros for headers, to ensure that any material in math mode will appear in boldface, as does the material in text mode. To compose part of a formula or a single character in boldface, one should preferentially rely on \bf for roman and \mib for italic boldface. The macro \bmbox#1, which is based on \boldmath, provides a more powerful tool, but its use should be restricted to cases where \bf and \mib don't work. \bmbox#1 may be used in both text and math modes. The macros \boldoldstyle and \boldcal produce bold oldstyle numbers and bold calligraphic capitals, similarly to \oldstyle and \cal. *** HEAD AND FOOT LINES *** The font size of the head and foot lines is defined as the font size first selected (usually immediately following \input fnts), with roman the default. *** SCALING OF PARAMETERS, \tightendisplays *** All of TeX's parameters scale with the font size, with the exception of \parindent, \parskip, and the page-size parameters. For large-size lettering on standard-sized paper, this results in unaesthetically wide skips separating the displayed equation from the preceding and following text. The macro \tightendisplays#1 reduces the height of displays by roughly #1/100 times the baselineskip. Satisfactory values of the integer parameter #1 are in the range 0 - 100. A negative #1 similarly increases the display height. The display skips may be reset to their default values by the command \normaldisplayskips. *** ADDITIONAL MACROS IN TEXT MODE *** \Bye % \bye except for omitting page numbering in a single-page document \@ % end-of-sentence space after punctuation (\@ must precede the punctuation character; the length of the space depends on the character's \sfcode; suppressed by \frenchspacing) \is, \\ % intersentence space (following whatever; suppressed by \frenchspacing; \\ may be redefined without affecting \is) \hoursminutes (time in format hh:mm) \today \vandaag (\today in Dutch) \heute (\today in German) \aujourdhui (\today in French) \dollar \pounds \copyright \GOTOnextoddpage % useful to ensure that material to follow, e.g. the \GOTOnextevenpage % next chapter, begins at the top of the next odd or % even page, inserting a blank page if necessary *** ADDITIONAL MACROS IN MATH MODE *** \frac#1#2 % fraction \csfrac#1#2, \case#1#2 % case fraction (used for small integers) \slfrac#1#2 % slanted fraction \rdcl % slightly raised radical sign \surd \gsim, \gtrsim % greater than or on the order of \lsim, \lesssim % smaller than or on the order of *** FONT FAMILIES IN MATH MODE *** ========================================================================== family typeface macro (in boldmath) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- FAMILIES ALREADY DEFINED IN plain TeX: 0 (6) Roman \rm 1 (8) Math Italic \mit (math), \oldstyle 2 (9) Symbols \cal (math) 3 Math Extension \itfam= 4 Text Italic \it \slfam= 5 Slanted Roman \sl \bffam= 6 (0) Bold \bf \ttfam= 7 Typewriter \tt -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ADDITIONAL FAMILIES: \mibfam= 8 (1) Math Italic Bold \mib (math), \boldoldstyle \sybfam= 9 (2) Symbol Bold \boldcal (math) \itbfam=10 Text Italic Bold \itb \sffam= 11 Sans Serif \sf \sfifam=12 Sans Serif Italic \sfi \sfbfam=13 Sans Serif Bold \sfb 14 -- not used 15 -- not used ========================================================================== *** FONTS *** The fonts, in various magnifications, are the 16 basic Computer Modern fonts of plain TeX (marked with *) augmented with Computer Modern fonts that come with standard TeX distributions such as emTeX. The font metrics should be available in tfm files, and METAFONT should be ready to generate the pk files for missing magnifications. ========================================================================== Roman cmr5* cmr6 cmr7* cmr8 cmr9 cmr10* cmr12 Math Italic cmi5* cmi6 cmi7* cmi8 cmi9 cmi10* cmi12 Symbol cmsy5* cmsy6 cmsy7* cmsy8 cmsy9 cmsy10* Math Extension cmex7 cmex8 cmex9 cmex10* Text Italic cmti7 cmti8 cmti9 cmti10* cmti12 Slanted cmsl8 cmsl9 cmsl10* cmsl12 Bold Extended cmbx5* cmbx6 cmbx7* cmbx8 cmbx9 cmbx10* cmbx12 Typewriter cmtt8 cmtt9 cmtt10* cmtt12 Math Italic Bold cmmib5 cmmib6 cmmib7 cmmib8 cmmib9 cmmib10 Symbol Bold cmbsy5 cmbsy6 cmbsy7 cmbsy8 cmbsy9 cmbsy10 Text Italic Bold cmbxti10 Sans Serif cmss8 cmss9 cmss10 cmss12 Sans Serif Italic cmssi8 cmssi9 cmssi10 cmssi12 Sans Serif Demi Bold cmssdc10 Small caps cmcsc8 cmcsc9 cmcsc10 ========================================================================== The font-selecting macros load the typefaces belonging to a particular size. This includes, to the extent requested, the text-mode font, the math-mode text font, the math-mode script font, and the math-mode scriptscript font (cf. the table of typefaces above). Fonts are called only once throughout the document. Their font identifiers are stored for later use by global definitions such as \global\def\twelverm=cmr12. The fonts marked with an * are preloaded by plain TeX. *** END OF FNTS.DOC ***

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## font_selection – Font selection for plain TeX

Font selection for plain TeX, featuring: 21 sizes in the range 7 to 154 points; 16 typefaces, including Italic Bold, Calligraphic Bold, Sans Serif, Sans Serif Italic, and Sans Serif Bold; Boldmath, inclusive of subscripts, superscripts, and symbols; and a few other useful macros.

Package | font_selection |

Licenses | GNU General Public License |

Copyright | 1994–1999 Harold W. de Wijn |

Maintainer | Harold de Wijn |

Topics | Plain ext Font sel |

See also | fontch plnfss ofs |