Replying to Stephen O'Brien, Richard Combs wrote:
> You don't need to. Unless you specify a char format, the variable
> automatically assumes the default pgf font. The only time you need to
> explicitly assign <Default P Font> is to turn off a previously invoked
> char format, as in a variable definition like this:
> <BoldOnly>DOLL<Default P Font>CAR
> And in that case, I'd try the <Default P Font> alias that works in
> dialog boxes: <\>
Richard is absolutely correct about not needing to include the Default ? Font
switch in a variable definition. In fact, it can be undesirable if you need to
insert the variable into a string that has some character format applied to it
because the variable will appear in the paragraph's base font format rather
than the applied character format.
But I do have to correct one small detail in Richard's message: the alias for
the Default ? Font switch in a variable definition uses a forward slash rather
than a backslash.