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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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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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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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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 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 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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“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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How to find out which glyphs are different in an OpenType style set?

With fontspec, and XeTeX or LuaTeX it's possible to access a font's OpenType features, including the Style Sets, e.g. like this: \addfontfeatures{RawFeature=+ss01;+ss18} TeX.sx has already taught ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can I enable italic correction for LuaTeX?

LuaTeX ignores mathematical italic correction by default, as noted by Khaled Hosny. This leads to some awful errors when using some alphabet which is very slanted, like XITS' mathematical script ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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What do these OpenType Font Math Table terms mean?

These terms are defined in the OpenType Math Tables as follows : StretchStackTopShiftUp Standard shift up applied to the top element of the stretch stack. StretchStackBottomShiftDown Standard ...
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Contextual Alternatives in LuaLaTeX [closed]

I am creating a blackletter font and would like to use it with LuaLaTeX, which works fine for nearly everything so far, except for using contextual alternative glyphs (in this case, r→ꝛ after round ...
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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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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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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} ...
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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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Does TeXlive 2012 come with TrueType or OpenType equivalents to common fonts used with latex?

I'm using the package helvet in a document and would like to use the same font in a figure I'm making. Does TeXlive 2012 come with the TrueType or OpenType fonts that correspond to the helvetica clone ...
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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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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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XeLaTeX can find font, but xdvipdfmx can't

I had hoped to use the Minion and Myriad fonts from my new copy of Adobe CS 5 in XeLaTeX; but \setmainfont{Minion Pro} produces the following error: (output of xdvipdfmx -vvv shown) DVI File Info ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Confused with choosing TTF, OpenType, and Type1

Actually I don't know much about font formats such as TTF, OpenType, and Type1. What are the differences between TTF, OpenType, and Type1? Which one should I use in PDF produced by LaTeX? How to ...
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lualatex: smallcaps and microtype don't work together

Compiling the following MWE with lualatex doesn't produce small caps. There are no font warnings. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfeature{Microtype}{protrusion=default, ...
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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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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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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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Dummy's solution for using of accent from one TTF glyph in another

I am making a document with the Josefin Sans font in LaTeX (using XeLaTeX). However, a pair of symbols I need (Žž) is missing there; I get just an empty space in PDF. I have no idea at all about ...
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XeLaTeX: WordInitial, Inner and WordFinal seem to match everywhere

I am creating a blackletter font and would like to use it with XeLaTeX. I try to use initial/medial/final substitution for letters, like s/ſ, but the context seems to match even when it should not. ...
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\ldots produces a square

Using XeLaTex and OpenType font Goudy Bookletter 1911, the command \ldots{} produces ❏ (without shadow). My question is: why XeLaTeX does not find automatically a substitute ? I guess that ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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OpenType, extensible arrows, and diagrams

Does the OpenType font format provide support for extensible arrows (as in \xrightarrow)? If so, is it true that it would be unicode-math's job to make this functionality available in TeX? This ...
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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} ...