{opentype} concerns the OpenType scalable type face format

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Best choice for open type font: PostScript outlines (OT CFF) or True Type outlines (OT TTF)?

I'd like to buy an open type font which is provided in two versions: with PostScript outlines (OT CFF) or with True Type outlines (OT TTF), as technical format. What would be the best choice for ...
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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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XeLaTeX & fontspec can not use Seravek's small caps

I am using XeLaTeX & fontspec in TexLive on OS X Yosemite. The problem is I could not use font Seravek's small caps. However, if I define a font family "Seravek ExtraLight" directly, small caps ...
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Using Lucida Math Std

I'm trying to use Adobe's Lucida font with the corresponding Lucida Math font (as contained in Adobe Font Folio). Using Lucida as the main font works however when I try to use the math font I get the ...
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OTF + microtype quality + Koma-script

I stopped using LaTeX some years ago, and I'm wondering if there's now any functional way to use, at the same time: Koma Script for great European layout (“Tschicholdian” one); OpenType for various ...
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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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Combine Type1 and OpenType libertine fonts

I would like to use the Type1 libertine fonts provided by the package libertine and compile with XeLaTeX. According to the manual under section 4, this can be activated with the option type1: ...
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Fixing mathit spacing with unicode-math

I am using lhs2TeX to convert code into LaTeX. It typesets code into math mode. As I am also writing math formulas in the same document, I use unicode-math to switch between different math mode fonts ...
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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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Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts

Consider the following MWE: % !TEX TS-program = lualatex \documentclass{article} \listfiles \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare}]{Hoefler Text} \begin{document} ff fi fl ffi ffl ...
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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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XeTeX and Roboto: No Ligatures

I'm trying to use the Roboto Font Family with XeTeX (or LuaTeX). When I'm writing a Document in XeTeX, no ligatures are used (but there are used on Android, so ligatures should be there). otfinfo ...
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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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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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How do I use an OpenType font with my LaTeX document?

I want to use a really cool open-source OpenType font with my LaTeX document. I was told that either I could go through a long process of converting the OpenType font to one useable by LaTeX, or I ...
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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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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 ...
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Inserting slashed zero in non-OpenType supporting LaTeX

Is there a slashed zero symbol in the standard LaTeX font that's accessible with pdflatex et al? I greped through the comprehensive symbols list a bit but didn't spot anything. In XeLaTeX I can use ...
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TeX Live 2013: TrueType fonts

In the list of changes in TeX Live 2013 it says Prefer TrueType/OpenType fonts to Type1 when the names are the same. But are not Type1 fonts better since they are vector fonts? Can someone ...
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Will XeTeX or LuaTeX support COLR table in OpenType fonts? [closed]

Announced at the Microsoft //build conference: A data structure, implemented as a new 'COLR' table in OpenType, breaks down the base glyph into a separate set of glyphs, each with its own z-order and ...
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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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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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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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XeLaTeX replaces characters present in font with missing character placeholders

I'm using XeLaTeX in order to have access to certain opentype Unicode fonts, including Calluna. However, XeLaTeX refuses to display certain characters which exist in the font. I know they exist in the ...
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unicode-math and braces scaling

I am trying to create a minimal lualatex distribution, and hence try to eliminate as much non OTF fonts as possible (I try to get rid of the .afm, .pfb, .map, etc files to save space). Everything is ...
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(Why) did the Gyre project fork the URW fonts rather than just extending them?

As I understand it: During the 1980s, the URW++ foundry created clones of the PostScript Core Font Set and gave those clones the following names: ╔════════════════════════╤══════════════════════╗ ║ ...
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“Interactive PDF, Latex and Article of the Future” with opentype/truetype fonts and unicode

I'm looking for a way to get popup references when hovering with the mouse cursor over the references in my papers. I looked around on this forum and found this question and hpesoj626's answer very ...
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Adobe Garamond Pro not working with XeLaTeX

Adobe Garamond Pro and XeLaTeX Guys, I am trying to use opentype fonts using XeLaTeX. Now when, I am trying to use Adobe Garamond Pro. It says ! Font \zf@basefont=Garamond at 10.0pt not ...
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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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Adobe Garamond Pro (otf) with mathdesign

I would like to use the Adobe Garamond Pro (otf) font with mathdesign. The readme of the package says: The following commercial families are also supported: mdpga family corresponds to ...
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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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Change marginpar Font

How do you change the font used for a \marginpar? I am using xltxtra, and am seeking to use an OpenType font. MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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OpenType fonts for Metapost Labels

Is it possible to use OpenType fonts in MetaPost labels? I use MiKTeX 2.9. I hoped something like mpost --tex=dvilualatex <myfile>.mp might work, but no luck. Suggestions? I tried this, but ...
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How to use OpenType fonts with plain-LuaTeX?

Is it possible to have OpenType fonts with LuaTeX using the plain format? I have tried: \font\test="texgyrepagellaregular"\test test\bye but I get ! Font \test=texgyrepagellaregular not loadable: ...
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OpenType Latex font for usage in text editor

I like to use the LaTeX fonts as well in text editors. Concerning this, some questions came into my mind: Is it true that I need so called OpenType fonts for that, which I could use like Times or ...
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luatex cannot find font metric data

After installing TeX Live 2012 in a non system directory (not sure if this makes a difference) and running some of the tests found at TeX Live Install, LuaTeX can't find the example font metrics even ...
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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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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 ...
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Asana Math + XeLaTeX: missing math upon resaving or editing in Adobe Acrobat Pro [duplicate]

Related to this question: Asana-math + LuaTeX : missing greeks/arrows I experienced similar problems with a PDF produced by XeLaTeX (v0.9998) with MiKTeX 2.9 and Adobe Acrobat Pro IX or XI: The PDF ...
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Using Liberation font with pdflatex (no XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX)

I am looking for a substitute for the Times font we are using throughout our documents. This is how we load our fonts: \usepackage{txfonts} \renewcommand{\ttdefault}{cmtt} ...
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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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How do I get a list of all font features supported by current font

With LuaTeX, how do I get a list of OTF features supported by the current font in use printed? For example, with otfinfo, I can get a list of OTF features by otfinfo -f font_file_name. Can I do ...
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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 ...
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Debugging OpenType Feature / Substitution Problems with XeTeX [closed]

I have been sent an updated set of fonts from a professionally developed OTF typeface which I am trying to use with plain XeTeX. When using them with XeTeX, I could not get the OpenType features to ...
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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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Adobe Garamond and LaTeX (Linux)

I'm currently writing a math-heavy Ph.D. thesis (more about this in a minute) and, as I truly love Adobe Garamond, I would like to use it. However, given its cost, I would like to make sure that I ...
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Problem with conversion from OpenType to Type 1 fonts using otfinst [closed]

I would like to use a family of OpenType fonts with pdfLaTeX (more precisely, Utopia Std from Adobe). I have tried using the Python script otfinst following the clear guideline provided by Harrold ...
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Why does MS Word's algorithm for vertical positioning of super- and subscripts not conform to TeX's ?

Microsoft Office has, since 2007, used a formula layout algorithm based on the algorithm Knuth described in appendix G of the TeXbook. But there's an apparent divergence in the final output from the ...
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Where to find nitty-gritty details about TeX and friends' font handling systems?

The current guides online and in texdoc that I could find did not deal with the problem I have. How to generate font metrics for system installed TrueType and OpenType fonts? How to generate font ...