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How can I simulate a bold font if I only have a Regular Height TTF file?

I'm trying to use Ibarra Real font, but I have only Italic and Regular font files.

Using xelatex and a preamble like:


I can see it, but \textbf is the same as normal text.

Is it possible to modify font weight in latex?

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In the name of all that is holy, please do not do this. Just download the bold version of the typeface! Faked bolds should be eliminated. – Alan Shutko Aug 1 '14 at 18:18
I used the download zip at ibarrareal.es , Better with you link – Zhen Aug 1 '14 at 18:36
up vote 6 down vote accepted

I don't have that font, so I used (actually abused) EB Garamond, but it should work the same with your font.


Abc \textbf{Abc} \textit{Abc} \textbf{\textit{Abc}}

Adjust the emboldening factor.

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Thanks, @Yori linked a version with bolds, but your response is the think I was looking for. – Zhen Aug 1 '14 at 18:37
@Zhen Considering what the Ibarra Real font is, I would advise you not to use boldface with it. As I use to say, it's like Ben Hur wearing a wristwatch. – egreg Aug 1 '14 at 19:33

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