I would like to use a different font for all the epigraphs (say veroldstyle from kpfonts), whereas the main document uses another font. I refer to the epigraph package.

How can I accomplish this? I cannot use XeTeX (lack of competence).

Thanks in advance.

  • Welcome to TeX.SE. How do you generate the epigraphs at the moment? Which document class do you use? – Mico Jun 16 '15 at 12:18
  • I use the memoir class and generate epigraphs using \epigraph{Thank you}{Very Much}. – usr203050 Jun 16 '15 at 12:23

Here is a solution, using the \pretocmd command, from the etoolbox package:




\epigraph{For the Snark \emph{was} a Boojum, you see.}{Lewis Carroll, \emph{The Hunting of the Snark}

This is the last verse of \emph{Lewis Carroll}’s poem \emph{The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits),} first published 1876.


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  • one tiny complaint ... the long "s" was never used as the final letter of a word, as far as i know. see the tugboat article "the rules for long s". (otherwise, a delightful example.) – barbara beeton Jun 16 '15 at 13:42
  • @Barbara Beeton: I agree with you (and I don't have this problem with Sabon Next LT Pro, which is an Opentype font). For my excuse: I didn't even know which variant of kpfonts I loaded (I don't use kp fonts personally), and the doc isn't very explicit. As the O.P. insisted on ‘very old style’ , I looked at an .fd file with a name ending in vos to have the exact name of a family. Note that in the epigraph, all nouns have first letter uppercase, so it's indeed very old style… – Bernard Jun 16 '15 at 14:13
  • You get the short s by writing s= in place of just s @barbara beeton. – usr203050 Jun 16 '15 at 15:27
  • That should be automatic. – Bernard Jun 16 '15 at 15:29
  • But for my case, I get away with it... since this is just short quotations from Montaigne's essais archive.org/stream/essaisnouvelle01montuoft#page/viii/mode/2up that I need. Automatic solution will be nice of course. – usr203050 Jun 16 '15 at 15:31

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