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An Error with XeLaTeX and fontspec

So I get the following error with some of my fonts and not the others: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Type2 Charstring Parser: Parsing charstring failed: (status=-1, stack=5) Output file removed. Is there a way ...
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How to typeset a letter or grapheme specimen with alternates?

I want to print a font specimen for certain letters, each of which should cover a complete A4 page. The Open Type font contains many letters with several glyphs, which are accessible as character ...
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generating combining characters in LuaLaTeX with Garamond Premr Pro

I'm trying to produce the œ́ character using Garamond Premier Pro in LuaLaTeX. I'm using fontspec in TeXLive 2012 to load the font. I seem to recall having had success doing this rather easily with a ...
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fontspec & microtype: fine tune OpenType fonts

I just began to try LuaTeX in order to make use of OpenType fonts. After loading fontspec I select such a font the usual way: \setmainfont{Adobe Garamond Pro} Now I wonder how I can fine tune the ...
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Generating a table of all glyphs – including meta data like name, Unicode etc

The answers to Generating a table of glyphs with XeTeX cycle through character positions in the font and output a glyph (and its ordinal number) if one is assigned to that position, which is only ...
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Fontspec, open type fonts, and lining figures

So here is the problem I have: I am using fontspec and a number of my fonts have lining figure only in the small caps font. So my question is how can I tell XeLaTeX that when it comes to numbers ...
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1answer
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Accessing user-selectable features in GentiumPlus in XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX

Specifically, the combination of f plus î in the italic ends up with the upper curl of the f smashed into the peak of the circumflex (other fonts have the same problem, but the result is even uglier). ...
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fontspec search path in TEXMFHOME

This is related to fontspec (xelatex) finding fonts by name, installed or in TEXMFHOME When installing an OpenType font in TEXMFHOME (~/texmf) I see the following behaviour with fontspec of TeXLive ...
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How to use en-dash with Cambria fonts? [duplicate]

When using non-TeX fonts in LuaTeX I can produce en-dashes in the usual way by typing two dashes together --: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec}%use luatex \setmainfont{Cambria} ...
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Does LaTeX automatically change fonts when switching between Title, Author, Date, and Body Text or sizes modifiers?

I have a question regarding the inner workings of the system. Let us assume that I am using the article class. I cannot help but notice that the title seems to have a different look than the body ...
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How to substitute one glyph sequence for another with OTF feature files in LuaTeX?

I am trying to do some sequence-for-sequence glyph replacement. As far as I can tell from the Adobe spec, the LHS and RHS of a "sub … by …" rule cannot both contain multiple glyphs; and in any case, ...
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Accent positioning on 'oe' character with feature file in fontspec

There is no accented glyph for the 'oe' character in Linux Libertine. When trying to form this character, the (acute) accent is centred over the 'e' half. I'm trying to get the accent over the centre ...
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How to add LineFinal (falt) or WordFinal (fina) features to Garamond Premier Pro on XeLaTeX?

I'm still familiarizing myself with XeLaTeX and the fontspec package. I would like to access the OpenType feature LineFinal or WordFinal with the Garamond Premier Pro font from Adobe. For example, I ...
3
votes
1answer
590 views

Use Type 1 fonts with XeLaTeX

I read many things about XeLaTeX and I wanted to give it a try, but I wasn't able to figure out how to make use of Type 1 fonts, in my case especially the font Lucida, which I bought from pcTeX (which ...
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Towards a \ucshape and \textuc command for uppercase text (XeTeX, LuaTeX)

While we have \textit and \textsc, \itshape and \scshape etc., there's no \textuc and \ucshape to typeset its argument in uppercase. There is \MakeUppercase, but -- as uppercase is not a font style -- ...
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How to suppress a “Rare” ligature that pre-empts a “Common” ligature for the same character pair?

In several documents I'm creating with LuaLaTeX (using MacTeX2012 on a Mac that's running MacOS X 10.7.5), I primarily use the Adobe-issued font Garamond Premier Pro as the main text font. I use this ...
3
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1answer
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Lao, Vowels, XeLaTeX, fontspec

Can anyone see an error here? I'm using \newfontfamily{\L}[Script=Lao]{Lao Sangam MN} to switch to Lao, then using \L{ວຽງຈັນ}, but getting ວຽງຈ ັນ in the PDF. No luck in other fonts (all ...
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\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} uses pfb files instead of otf

(This is sort of a follow-up to libertineotf and xelatex - bold smallcaps broken?, based on a problem that I had noticed earlier, but hadn't put my finger on.) \documentclass{article} ...
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1answer
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querying whether a font feature has been activated via a fontspec command

A LaTeX package I'm currently writing makes use of -- and definitely requires -- some of the power of LuaLaTeX. I would like to make my package's user interface -- in particular, the options that need ...
11
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1answer
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Are there typographical drawbacks to using .otf font files?

Recently I've been messing around with different fonts in LaTeX and tonight got set up with the fontspec package which allows you to use .otf fonts in your LaTeX documents (in my case compiling with ...
3
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2answers
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Font features selection in Xe(La)TeX

I am using the XeTeX engine in order to compile a document based on a class of my own, and the package fontspec to select the face families and features. Though this is not relevant for my question, ...
3
votes
1answer
732 views

Open Type Fonts have different scale in XeLaTeX

I am trying to create a template that allows easy switching of the main font using fontspec. I have noticed that the size of different fonts varies greatly, as the picture below illustrates. If we ...
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2answers
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fontspec, lua, microtype: Renderer=Basic no longer working for specific font styles

You may have noticed that, as of now,* letterspacing small capitals is not as easy as it was in pdfTeX, where we could simply combine \textsc with microtype's \textls. Consider this example, which ...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec and tracking with microtype

I try to get microtype's tracking working but without success: up-to-date TeXlive 2011 (lualatex 0.70.1) with microtype v2.5 beta 07. Sample code: \documentclass{article} ...
6
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1answer
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Trouble with contextuals in LuaLaTeX with fontspec - trying to get internal long Ss to work

I have been trying to get a project of mine set with internal long Ss. Using fontforge, I have tried to set up the contextual (both [calt] and [cswh]) feature - but when I do, I get no results in the ...
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2answers
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Accessing Private Use Area Character by fontspec in XeTeX

I am using XeTeX to encode Opentype fonts. One of the feature of opentype font is availability of Private Use Area. Generally, Private Use Area in most cases contains different variants of same ...