I wanted to know how it was possible to use the numbers of another font. Let me explain.

If I want to use the greek characters of a font that is not the main one, I can make a fontfallback for example, like:

\definefallbackfamily [mainface] [serif] [Font Name] [range={greekandcoptic,greekextended}]

What is the equivalent of having all numbers 0123456789 (from U+0030 - U-0039) taken from another font other than the non-primary one?

In other words, how do you go about using Comic Sans numbers (all kind of, footnotes, pagenumbers etc.) when the main text uses Garamond?

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    – sztruks
    Oct 2, 2020 at 17:18
  • Thank you very much, my apologies.
    – user225612
    Oct 2, 2020 at 19:12

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To get the digits from a fallback font you can use digitsnormal as argument for the range key but you have to add force=yes.

\definefallbackfamily [garamaond_sans] [rm] [Comic Sans MS]

\definefontfamily [garamaond_sans] [rm] [EB Garamond]

\setupbodyfont [garamaond_sans]


  {\expanded{\NC \convertnumber{Word}{\recurselevel} \NC \recurselevel \NC\NR}}

  • When I can I will try and let you know, thanks for now!
    – user225612
    Oct 2, 2020 at 19:10

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