# How can we change the font type for a line in latex?

Can someone help me how can I use different font just for one line in my LaTeX report in Acknowledgement?

My settings are:

documentclass[a4paper,fontsize=12.5pt,DIV15,BCOR20mm,oneside]{scrbook}

\usepackage[english]{babel}


Kind regards,

Dipak

• This has probably been answered here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/25249 See the list of links for the 'flavors of TeX' you're using. – TivV Jan 24 at 11:32
• Kind user no no :-( the green check it's not mine and it doesn't belong to me. I thank you but for my correctness it is right that you give it back to the previous user. I always wish you the best. – Sebastiano Jan 25 at 22:04

My proposal is to use two different font families (here I have used to compile pdfLaTeX instead of XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX). In the first version I have used calligra package and you can obtain the classic Computer Modern called CM (1st font default family) and calligra calligraphic font. You will obtain this result.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{calligra}
\begin{document}

Instead of my parents, I will have
\textcalligra{To my parents}
\end{document}


The second option, maybe you'll like it better is the following one, ZAPF CHANCERY with your font family called pzc.

Here you will have this result.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\newcommand*\zapchan{\fontfamily{pzc}\selectfont}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\begin{document}
Instead of my parents, I will have
\zapchan{To my parents}
\end{document}


I add also a link of the calligraphic font in the site LaTeX Font Catalogue: https://www.tug.org/FontCatalogue/calligraphicalfonts.html

• There are a few different problems with this. The fonts aren’t scaled, and the \zapchan command is going to bleed out of the parentheses and change all the text after it. – Davislor Jan 26 at 17:33
• Meanwhile thank you for your advice. Very kind Davislor have you seen the comment to the user? :-( I not what the check mark :-( I have not tried but the "my parents" should to stay at the end of a letter and not in line with the text. My was an example. – Sebastiano Jan 27 at 16:02

## In the Modern Toolchain

This example uses TeX Gyre Chorus, which is a free clone of Zapf Chancery. You can substitute any font of your choice.

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{fontspec}

\defaultfontfeatures{Scale = MatchLowercase}
\newfontface\dedicationfont{TeXGyreChorus-MediumItalic}[Ligatures=Common]
\begin{document}

{\dedicationfont To my Parents}

\end{document}


## With Legacy Fonts

My advice is to use modern fonts when you can, and 8-bit legacy fonts when you have to. If you have to, TeX Gyre Chorus is the family qzc. You can look for others at the LaTeX Font Catalogue.

Here is a version compatible with PDFLaTeX:

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % The default since 2018
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\newcommand\dedicationfont{\fontfamily{qzc}\itshape\mdseries\selectfont}

\begin{document}

{\dedicationfont To my Parents}

\end{document}


To be able to write something like \textdedication{To my parents}, add to the preamble

\DeclareTextFontCommand{\textdedication}{\dedicationfont}


If you simply try to use \newcommand*, the formatting will bleed through and affect the following text.

• Thank you @Davislor. Feeling blessed with "To my parents"! – DipakRaje Jan 24 at 17:06

Hope this may helps you:

\documentclass[a4paper,fontsize=12.5pt,DIV15,BCOR20mm,oneside]{scrbook}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{eufrak}

\begin{document}

$\mathfrak{To\ my\ Parents}$

\end{document}


Output

Another method

\documentclass[a4paper,fontsize=12.5pt,DIV15,BCOR20mm,oneside]{scrbook}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{yfonts}

\begin{document}

\textfrak{To\ my\ Parents}

\end{document}


Output

• Nothing says "I love you, parents" like mathematical Fraktur. But seriously: I think they are looking for a solution that makes it possible to use any possible font (and probably ones made for setting actual text, not mathematical expressions). – TivV Jan 24 at 11:46
• The "long s" is incorrect at the end of a word. (It would also be very confusing in math, so I am suspicious of how yfonts is being used. Any good fraktur font should have the "normal" s.) – barbara beeton Jan 24 at 14:41
• @barbarabeeton The normal s is typed as s: (I think it's a ligature in the font). I also seem to remember that yfonts is tailored for metafont, while in a modern installation one should use the oldgerm package. – campa Jan 24 at 15:01
• @campa -- Thanks for the details. Yes, I'm pretty sure that yfonts is metafont-based, so essentially superseded. – barbara beeton Jan 24 at 15:04