[OS X TeX] Italicized/slanted CAPS

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Sep 19 11:52:07 EDT 2005

Am 19.09.2005 um 15:07 schrieb Alain Schremmer:

> How does one create italicized/slanted CAPS?

With trickery!

Honestly, the restriction lies inside fontinst. There are probably good 
typographic reason, so the fontinst folks did not implement this. Think 
of the exact italic correction too! Now, what you could do, is to fool 
fontinst by giving it slanted or italic versions of a font to make 
false SmallCaps from:

   \installfont  {slhrc7t}{slhri8r,newlatin}            
   \installfont  {slhdc7t}{slhdi8r,newlatin}            
  \installfamily {T1}{slh}{}
   \installfont  {slhrc8t}{slhri8r,newlatin}             {t1c} 
   \installfont  {slhdc8t}{slhdi8r,newlatin}             {t1c} 
   \installfont  {slhr8c} {slhri8r,textcomp}             

In these examples the faked SmallCaps are put into the Text Companion 
or 8c or TS1 encoding, as usual, only the sources from where the 
regular glyphs are taken has changed to be the italic or the 
artificially slanted upright font (with o instead of i). I'd recommend 
to make this a local font variant, i.e. llh. So by switching from slh 
to llh you switch mainly the SmallCaps while everything else stays the 



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