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How can I get the Wikipedia-looking crossing-w from Linux Libertine font?

They talk about it on their homepage and in the wikipedia article, but I can't find an example of how to actually produce it.

Fyi I'm using xetex with fontspec.

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I guess you're looking for this:\libertineGlyph{W.alt} –  cgnieder Mar 8 '12 at 21:01
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@cgnieder You could turn this into an answer. (And it assumes you've loaded the libertineotf package.) Is there a way to do it without? –  Alan Munn Mar 8 '12 at 21:21
    
@AlanMunn: It should be possible with fontspec's Alternate feature. –  Andrey Vihrov Mar 8 '12 at 21:22

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The “official” way, is to activate stylistic set 5 feature, StylisticSet=5 fontspec option. If you to use it locally then you can define a “font family” with that option, and if you want it globally you should pass it to \setmainfont. This is also the most portable way, as the glyph name (W.alt) or the private use area code point (U+E02F) can change in the future since they are “internal” to the font and should not concern its users, only the OpenType features are the “public” interface.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}
\newfontfamily\libertinew[StylisticSet=5]{Linux Libertine O}
\begin{document}
\textsc{Wikipedia}\par
\textsc{\libertinew Wikipedia}
\end{document}
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How did you know to use 5 as the StylisticSet? –  Alan Munn Mar 9 '12 at 0:57
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I couldn't find it in the documentation (not mentioned explicitly, but I don't know German anyway), so I opened the font in FontForge and checked the alternates of the W glyph :). –  Khaled Hosny Mar 9 '12 at 1:06
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Man, there is got to be an easier way of doing these things... –  drozzy Mar 9 '12 at 1:12
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@drozzy: yes, it is called proper documentations (which reminds me to properly document my own fonts :p). –  Khaled Hosny Mar 9 '12 at 1:21
    
What would be the official way if one doesn't use XeLaTeX? \libertineGlyph works with pdflatex as well... –  cgnieder Mar 9 '12 at 8:21

The character is accessible through \libertineGlyph{W.alt} or \libertineGlyph{uniE02F}

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{libertineotf}
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}

\begin{document}

\libertineGlyph{W.alt}\textsc{ikipedia} \libertineGlyph{uniE02F}\textsc{ikipedia}

\end{document}

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As Andrey Vihrov pointed out in his comment you can also access the glyph with \char"E02F without having to load libertineotf.

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}

\begin{document}

\char"E02F\relax\textsc{ikipedia}

\end{document}
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I found out that Alternate doesn't quite work. But you can get the glyph with \char"E02F\relax, then libertineotf is not needed. –  Andrey Vihrov Mar 8 '12 at 21:52
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Does it work as well if you put the W in the \textsc? The way it is, the kerning looks a little off, repositioning it might help. –  doncherry Mar 8 '12 at 22:43
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Well, one probably wants to put everything in a macro called \WikipediaMark, say, so you stick a manual \kern -0.05em or something in there. –  kahen Mar 8 '12 at 22:54
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@cgnieder: Hmm, with the \libertineGlyph versions, it fixes the kerning, but the W appears strangely, I'd say it's italic. No idea why. \textsc{\char"E02F\relax ikipedia} looks good -- correct letter and right kerning. –  doncherry Mar 8 '12 at 23:17
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@drozzy You find it in the libertine manual in the »Glyphs« section –  cgnieder Mar 8 '12 at 23:32

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