How can I use the Goudy Initialen font with Lettrine for the first drop letter of a paragraph? I can't understand from the documentation how to use LettrineFontHook or LettrineFont to do this?


Your question is a bit vague without an MWE, but if the problem is what I think it is, the answer would be something like:


\newfontfamily\goudy[Scale=6]{Goudy Initialen}

\lettrine[lines=4]{L}{orem ipsum}

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This uses the TrueType version of the font, as provided by Dieter Steffmann himself. I think someone did a conversion to Type1 once, for use with pdfTeX, but since you seem to be on Xe/LuaTeX, you might as well use the original version.

  • Yes it was that simple. I missed \newfontfamily\goudy[Scale=6]{Goudy Initialen}" as the first statement. Thanks Jun 4 '13 at 22:33
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