# Making the abstract's font looks better

How do I to make this Abstract's font written in Frensh looks better?

For example, this font-style that I can't find how to make it:

Its related code:

\documentclass[12pt,french]{report}
\usepackage{babel}

\begin{document}
\chapter*{Résumé}
Ce stage résume notre expérience de deux mois dans l'été de 2012..
Au cours de cette période, nous avons intégré \{a} distance une équipe
sur le projet « Barboteau ». Notre rôle a été de concevoir et développer
un site web d'un groupe de musique. Nous avons utilisé le langage
\end{document}


Thanks a lot !!!

• What do you mean? Are you asking a way to use Times New Roman as a font for your document? – karlkoeller Feb 14 '14 at 11:06
• @karlkoeller, I'm just trying to make this nice looking, not a standard or a simple text. – dgs Feb 14 '14 at 11:09
• Have a look at The LaTeX font catalogue. probably you'll find one that meets your needs. – karlkoeller Feb 14 '14 at 16:26
• Note that you should use the abstract environment rather than making it a chapter. See Bernard's answer for how to do this. – cfr Feb 14 '14 at 18:44

You could use the Lobster2 font. It works either with (pdf)LaTeX or with XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX, as it exists in type 1 and OpenType formats. Here is a version with pdflatex:

        \documentclass[12pt,french]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}

\usepackage{abstract}
\renewcommand{\abstractnamefont}{\usefont{T1}{LobsterTwo-LF}{bx}{it}\LARGE}
\renewcommand{\abstracttextfont}{\normalsize}
\setlength{\abstitleskip}{4\baselineskip}

\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}

\begin{abstract}
Ce stage résume notre expérience de deux mois dans l'été de 2012..Au cours de cette période, nous avons intégré à distance une équipe
sur le projet « Barboteau ». Notre rôle a été de concevoir et développer un site web d'un groupe de musique. Nous avons utilisé le langage
\end{abstract}

\end{document}


Result:

With xelatex, you can choose any system font, use OpenType features and do some letterspacing. Then replace the above preamble with:

        \documentclass[12pt,french]{report}
\usepackage{fontspec}

\usepackage{abstract}
\renewcommand{\abstractnamefont}{\fontspec[LetterSpace=1.0]{LobsterTwo-BoldItalic}\LARGE}
\renewcommand{\abstracttextfont}{\normalsize}
\setlength{\abstitleskip}{4\baselineskip}

\usepackage{babel}

• Thanks for your response, can I use this font to other purposes? how do I that, please ? – dgs Feb 15 '14 at 8:42
• This wouldn't work, look – dgs Feb 15 '14 at 8:52
• @user3289501: It seems like (pdf|xe)latex doesn't find the (type1|otf) font. How was it installed on your system? With the package manager or manually? Did you run initexmf --mkmaps? Check if the font is mentioned in psfonts.map. If not, run initexmf --mkmaps and check again. If it doesn't work and you're under windows, you can install the opentype font on your system, and run xelatex, which will find it – and you'll be able to use it in other applications. – Bernard Feb 15 '14 at 10:38
• Sorry, I've just seen your comment. I'm under Windows. To add a Package, I need to use Package Manager and to search using keywords. Typing xelatex doesn't return any result. – dgs Feb 15 '14 at 14:22
• Do you use MiKTeX or TeX Live? – Bernard Feb 15 '14 at 14:25

Here are a few more examples using the abstract package from Bernard's answer. More calligraphic fonts are listed in the font catalogue mentioned in the comments on the original question. Some of those included in TeX Live and some are only available from CTAN.

The fonts in my sample are all part of TeX Live and are all available in type1 format.

\documentclass[12pt,french]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{cfr-lm}
\usepackage{pbsi}% for Brush Script
\usepackage{calligra}
\usepackage{frcursive}
\usepackage{aurical}% for Lukas Svatba
\DeclareRobustCommand{\tgcstyle}{% for Tex Gyre Chorus
\fontencoding{T1}%
\fontseries{m}%
\fontshape{it}%
\fontfamily{qzc}%
\selectfont}
\DeclareRobustCommand{\zapfstyle}{% for Zapf Chancery
\fontencoding{T1}%
\fontseries{mb}%
\fontshape{it}%
\fontfamily{pzc}%
\selectfont}

% use Bernard's strategy for the abstract
\usepackage{abstract}

% make it easy to typeset a number of examples for comparison
\newcommand{\exabstract}[2][\normalfont]{%
\renewcommand{\abstractnamefont}{#2}%
\renewcommand{\abstracttextfont}{#1}%
\begin{abstract}
Ce stage résume notre expérience de deux mois dans l'été de 2012..Au cours de cette période, nous avons intégré à distance une équipe
sur le projet « Barboteau ». Notre rôle a été de concevoir et développer un site web d'un groupe de musique. Nous avons utilisé le langage
\end{abstract}
}

\begin{document}\pagestyle{empty}
\exabstract{\Fontlukas\Huge}
\exabstract{\Fontamici\Huge}% same font with long s and extra ligatures
\exabstract{\bsifamily\LARGE}
\exabstract{\calligra\LARGE}\clearpage
\exabstract{\cursive\LARGE\bfseries}
\exabstract{\tgcstyle\Huge}% based on Zapf Chancery but extended
\exabstract{\zapfstyle\Huge}

\end{document}
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