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I write novels using Latex (luatex). I would like to show a hand written letter written by one of the characters. There is a short sentence at the end of the letter, which has been added by another character trying to forge the original writer's handwriting - looks the same at first but then on closer inspection it is not quite right. Has anybody an idea how to add an effect to some text, so that it looks like someone has tried to forge it?

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  • This question would fit better at graphicdesign.stackexchange.com
    – Thérèse
    Sep 27 at 17:09
  • ok thanks will try that Sep 27 at 17:10
  • You could rephrase your question and ask whether someone has an idea how to add an effect to some text, so that it looks like someone has tried to forge it. Maybe this could better fit here. Sep 27 at 17:13
  • yes that would be better - thanks Sep 27 at 17:27
  • tex.stackexchange.com/q/29425 may be of interest — but there’s still more regularity here than in, um, authentic forgeries.
    – Thérèse
    Sep 27 at 17:38

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With the font from TUG, you can choose another handwriting font if you do not have the LUCIDA

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lucida-otf}
\begin{document}
\LucidaHandwriting
\makebox[0pt][l]{Some nonsense as short text}%
{\fontspec{LucidaHandwritingOT}[FakeSlant=-0.3]%
Some nonsense as short text\par}

Some nonsense as short text

\fontspec{LucidaHandwritingOT}[FakeSlant=-0.3]%
Some nonsense as short text

\end{document}

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  • That's good! - funnily enough I was just reading the fontspec manual and just discovered fakeslant - nice one - thanks. Sep 27 at 20:24

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