I am a newbie with LaTeX when it comes to fonts. I would like to replace the double story "a" in Latin Modern for a single story "a" version (and similarly for the "g"). I just prefer my typeset output to look more in line with my handwritten output, aesthetics be damned. Last year, when I asked this question most people thought I was crazy to mess with the font design, but I want to do it anyway (I am stubborn that way).
To partly alleviate the mixing and matching ugliness of the output (I am not totally deaf to the wise comments of my detractors from yesteryear), I wish to use as a substitute Latin Modern italics, upright version, but only for the characters "a" and "g" (in all available font sizes and weights). I would hope that the clash would be thus minimized, as both fonts are Latin Modern, and so share some familiarity with each other.
First: how do I get access to this hidden font version of Latin Modern? Second: how do I make the change using LaTeX for these two glyphs only? A partial answer was suggested to me last year, using XeTeX (and I need to study it further in order to understand it), but I gather XeTeX is not completely compatible with microtype, and I would rather not learn a new paradigm for my typesetting if I can help it.
Thank you all for your answers. This forum is always very helpful to me.