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Loading the Linux Libertine Initials font breaks the emph command, even if the font is not used:


\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine O}                               
\newfontfamily\lettrinefont{Linux Libertine Initials O}                         


This is a test with \emph{emphasis}.                                            



emph bug

Is this known? How can it be prevented (other than redefining emph to use Linux Libertine Slanted)?

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You should mention that you use/this needs XeLaTeX. – Martin Scharrer Jun 29 '11 at 21:28
Doesn't happen to me. I suspect that different fonts are used from XeTeX and xdvipdfmx. – egreg Jun 29 '11 at 21:31
Funny, I have the full TeXLive 2010 installation but the font is not included. How did you installed it exactly? – Martin Scharrer Jun 29 '11 at 21:35
@Raphink: This is 'works for me' with a fresh Linux Libertine download. Either the font or TeX system is suspect: perhaps a \listfiles output plus version information on your font would be helpful. – Joseph Wright Jun 29 '11 at 21:38
When fonts go mad it is - as egreg mentioned - often due to multiple version of fonts. So at first check them: Put \XeTeXtracingfonts=1 at the begin of your file. Then compile in a command window with xelatex --outputdriver="xdvipdfmx -vv" file then compare carefully in log and the messages of xdvipdfmx the pathes of the fonts used. If you can't find the reason: Add also \listfiles to the .tex and show us the log-file of the compilation. – Ulrike Fischer Jun 30 '11 at 7:33
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Ok, I had the ttf-linux-libertine package installed, which was conflicting with my local fonts. After removing this package, all works fine!

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Other ways to avoid corruption is to define the font with full path in the .tex file or remove the relevant entries in /etc/fonts.

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