For example, if I want to use https://tug.org/FontCatalogue/royalinitialen/ on the first letter of a story I'm writing, but every other letter afterward to be the default font. How can I go about this? This is what I have, and it produces a Royal T and nothing else (because Royal only admits capitalized letters):

\initfamily{T}he car was delivered to the appropriate address
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    \initfamily is a switch, it stays active until the current group ends. Place it inside the braces, not outside of them. Jan 28, 2022 at 22:23
  • Expanding on Marcel's good comment: {\initfamilyT}he car was delivered to the appropriate address. Jan 28, 2022 at 22:48
  • @Dr.ManuelKuehner...with a space between \initfamily and T. Jan 28, 2022 at 22:59
  • @Steven B. Segletes Ah, thanks. Silly me! Jan 29, 2022 at 1:05
  • @MarcelKrüger Thank you so much, this turned out to be the most practical solution.
    – Federico
    Jan 29, 2022 at 13:55

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You want the “command form” rather than the “declaration form”.




\textroyal{T}he car was delivered


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