How to typeset hyphenated words using Zellman font?

Zellman font apparently drops hyphens:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\input Zallman.fd
\newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{Zallman}{xl}{n}}

\begin{document}
\normalfont\initfamily
\fontsize{6mm}{6mm}\selectfont Multi-Scale
\end{document}


Is there any work-around to compensate this case?

\input Zallman.fd
\newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{Zallman}{xl}{n}}


and there is written that Zallman Caps exists in uppercase only. Also into the link2 (label character map .ttf) there is not any - symbol. Just an improved by comment of @egreg using .5em instead of .01\textwidth:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\input Zallman.fd
\newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{Zallman}{xl}{n}}

\begin{document}
\normalfont\initfamily
\fontsize{6mm}{6mm}\selectfont Multi\rule[.7ex]{.5em}{.1pt}Scale
\end{document}


• Why \textwidth? Maybe something like 0.5em would be better. – egreg Jun 7 at 13:33
• You're right. I have seen the guide of the rule similar when you put a picture into tex file. Now edit my answer. Thank you very much. – Sebastiano Jun 7 at 14:33
• Thanks for the solution. I'm wondering whether it is straightforward to add some drawing around the hyphen just like the other letters. The hyphen seems relatively naked, however I understand that drawing stuff would be tough to be realised as something relates to the design of the font. – Roboticist Jun 7 at 15:17
• @Roboticist Hi, I can propose to you to use pgfornaments, or adforn packages, but I have tried in vain to find something with flowers but I have not found anything. I'm sorry. – Sebastiano Jun 8 at 11:42
• My idea was to remove the code with \textwidth altogether. – egreg Jun 8 at 12:47

Instead of an ugly line which neither matches the weight of the font or the design, how about borrowing something from the font?

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\input Zallman.fd
\newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{Zallman}{xl}{n}}

\begin{document}
\normalfont\initfamily
\fontsize{6mm}{6mm}\selectfont Multi\raisebox{0.2ex}{\rotatebox{90}{\scalebox{0.5}{I}}}Scale
\end{document}


(size and position to be adjusted to taste)

• But the line is really ugly? :-) – Sebastiano Jun 8 at 11:39
• @Sebastiano From all my heart: yes, very ugly because it does not match the font – Gabriella Jun 8 at 12:54
• Such an interesting idea :-) +1. – Roboticist Jun 8 at 16:03