# Back inclined Italics Font

Do we have any back inclined Italics Font? Just the opposite of the forward inclined Italics?

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If you absolutely want to use something like this and you can use XeTeX or LuaTeX to compile your document, you can fake it for any font you like:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\begin{document}
\fontspec[FakeSlant=-0.5]{Georgia Italic} hello?
\end{document}


I'm not sure if you'd call the output attractive, exactly:

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I love it! the text looks surprised! as if it didn't expect to see me. –  Yossi Farjoun Feb 14 '11 at 15:37
pdfTeX may also do this using \pdfliteral, I think. But I didn't find it. I only saw how to get fake bold in pdfTeX. Do you have any information about it? –  Leo Liu Feb 14 '11 at 15:42
OK, I find it now. –  Leo Liu Feb 14 '11 at 15:54

Computer Modern Funny (cmfr family) is one of this kind of font. cf:

http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/cmfunny/

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Here is fake slant in pdfTeX. I use CMU10 (an upright italic font in Computer Modern) here:

\documentclass{article}

% redefine font mapping with fake slant
\pdfmapline{cmu10 CMU10 " -0.2 SlantFont " <cmu10.pfb}

\begin{document}
\usefont{OT1}{cmr}{m}{ui}
\Huge Slant?
\end{document}


It also works for LuaTeX.

And this version for DVIPDFMx:

\documentclass{article}

% redefine font mapping with fake slant
\special{pdf:mapline cmu10 -r -s -0.167}

\begin{document}
\usefont{OT1}{cmr}{m}{ui}
\Huge Slant?
\end{document}


It also works for XeTeX.

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Nice! Looks like I need to brush up on my primitives here. –  Will Robertson Feb 14 '11 at 21:16
This is the way we add font mapping of Chinese fonts in zhwinfonts.tex of zhmetrics package. –  Leo Liu Feb 15 '11 at 5:18