[NTG-context] Lettrine, \sc,
and a font without proper small capitals (Modified by Gerben Wierda)
atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Fri Mar 18 15:43:42 CET 2005
On 18 Mar 2005, at 14:24, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> When I use the Optima font I do not have real small capitals. It seems
> \sc does not try to emulate them and also the new \lettrine ignores
You could emulate them with the \kap command. (and its relatives)
I'm not sure what a blown up lettrine of an artificially shrunk glyph
will get you, though.
With a Type1 font, I would point you to the texfont --caps=0.8 option,
but last I checked, pdfTeX didn't handle font scaling/extension. I'd be
eager to know if this was fixed in the latest revisions to pdftex.
> Is there a way I can still have my SC? Maybe faked by using a smaller
> size capitals?
Faking, whether within ConTeXt or within your driver, seems to be the
only option: Small Caps were never designed for Optima, afaik.
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