allrunes.sty documentation (which uses Metafont), I’ve recently seen the
\textlf macro for the first time. It selects a light font and therefore accompanies the frequent command
\textbf and its sibling
\textmd for default ‘medium’.
Searching for ‘textlf’ on SX showed that this string is also a package option for Minion Pro, but there it switches on lining figures and it seems some other packages have a command
\textlf that does the same.
- So I wonder, how commonly supported is
\textlfand is there an established alternative without conflicts?
- More generally, if I’m using a typeface with fonts for many weights available (e.g. thin, light, semi-bold, bold, heavy, black …), how are they best accessed in Xe-/LuaTeX?
The second question is relevant, for instance, if I was to write a supporting package for an Open Type typeface that provided predefined
\text… macros, which wrap
\newfontfamily or rather the less known