Adam Lindsay wrote:

However, it's relevant in the pdfTeX/type1 world as well. Just last
night, I discovered the FPL fonts (SC/OsF for URW Palladio) on CTAN
(<>). How does one access the
old style figures in this font without knowing intimately about the font?

interesting, fetching them

I took inspiration (and code) from the Unicode font mechanisms and the

getglyph uses something similar

new font effects. The code is in the attached test-psc, the typescript in
type-psc. The result is at <>.

What this does and doesn't do:
- generalises font access to features in associated fonts
- adapts itself to current size/family/alternative
- doesn't allow further adaptation (e.g., \it \Var[osf] 123 \bf 456)
- best for short runs of associated fonts (e.g., OsF, sub/superscripts)
- can insert arbitrary features into existing typescripts

how about adding support for font classes (i'll look into it)

- relies on a couple special naming conventions within typescripts
- can be defined based on Serif/Sans/Mono family
- is not currently defined based on bodyfont namespace.


     Is this more desirable with people \switchbodyfont ing in a doc?
- allows expansion beyond \tf\bf\it\bi\sl\bs\sc choices.

so, we need an installable fontstylesuffix (analogue to math switching, no problem)

Any thoughts? (If anyone wants to give pointers on the correct usage/relevance of
[#1][#2]#3 parameters, pushfont/popfont, and adapting to bodyfont
namespaces, please feel free!)

[Hans, if you see the general utility of this kind of solution, I'd
appreciate the addition of Caps to the \fontstylesuffix.]

ok, done


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