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I have a file agaramond.map which contains lines like the following:

pads8r AGaramond-Semibold "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <pads8a.pfb

Through trial and error, I have found out that I can select this particular semibold series with

\fontfamily{pad}\fontseries{sb}\selectfont

Is there an automated way of listing all combinations of \fontfamily, \fontseries and \fontshape? I don't know how to select a few of the cuts appearing in my .map files.

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Check the .fd-file. –  Ulrike Fischer Mar 30 '12 at 12:46
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Excellent! In case anyone is wondering, it is located in tex/latex/psnfss –  Ben Mar 30 '12 at 12:50
    
in that directory is the file t1pag.fd and not t1pad.fd –  Herbert Mar 30 '12 at 13:33
    
Well, on my system it is called 8rpad.fd –  Ben Mar 30 '12 at 22:55
    
Use xelatex or lualatex and fontspec instead of pdflatex and nfss. –  Martin Schröder Mar 31 '12 at 19:04
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have a look into the font definition file, eg: http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/tex-new/share/texmf/tex/latex/agaramon/t1pad.fd

it lists all defined combination.

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Could you expand your answer in order to apply to all fonts, not just this specific one? –  doncherry Mar 30 '12 at 13:19
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