# How to use the OldStandard fonts with plain TeX?

The CTAN fonts/oldstandard repository contains files for the OldStandard (OS) fonts but are intended to be used with LaTeX. How could I define \tenrm, \tenbf, \tenit and same with other font sizes for OS in plain TeX?

For example if I wanted to use CM I would define

\font\ninerm=cmr9
\font\eightrm=cmr8
\font\sixrm=cmr6


as Knuth did in the taocpmac.tex file.

with latex

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{OldStandard}

\begin{document}

\expandafter\show\the\font

\textbf{\expandafter\show\the\font}

\textit{\expandafter\show\the\font}

\large

\expandafter\show\the\font

\textbf{\expandafter\show\the\font}

\textit{\expandafter\show\the\font}
\end{document}


shows the fonts used:

eg the first is

> \OT1/OldStandard-TLF/m/n/10=select font OldStandard-Regular-tlf-ot1.


so you can set up the same fonts in plain


\font\rm=OldStandard-Regular-tlf-ot1
\font\bf=OldStandard-Bold-tlf-ot1
\font\it=OldStandard-Italic-tlf-ot1

\font\largerm=OldStandard-Regular-tlf-ot1 at 12pt
\font\largebf=OldStandard-Bold-tlf-ot1 at 12pt
\font\largeit=OldStandard-Italic-tlf-ot1 at 12pt

\tracingall
\rm Abcdef {\bf Abcdef} {\it Abcdef}

{\baselineskip=14pt
\largerm Abcdef {\largebf Abcdef} {\largeit Abcdef}

}

\bye



• Thank you for your answer, if I understand correctly, OS only comes in one font size and you have to magnify it in order to access 12pt? Sep 6 at 17:46