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comment Unicode in XeTeX with automatic font substitution?
This still requires me to manually tell TeX which font to use for each script type, right?
Feb
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comment Unicode in XeTeX with automatic font substitution?
Well, font fallback requires mixing fonts --- that's what it's all about! This is what stuff like PANOSE is for; to allow the system to determine what fonts look like the one the user asked for to allow automatic font substitution for unsupported glyphs. I'm used to Freetype/Pango, which does all of this automatically, hence my surprise that TeX doesn't...
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Feb
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comment Unicode in XeTeX with automatic font substitution?
This is actually a fairly plausible approach; because my document is machine generated I can just test for every single glyph up front and produce human-legible warnings if they're not available. But is this not a completely standard requirement? Surely any document that's in primarily one script but with sections in other scripts is going to need to mix-and-match Unicode fonts?
Feb
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comment Unicode in XeTeX with automatic font substitution?
Not feasible, I'm afraid --- as a Debian package, I need to make sure my stuff works with the Debian packages that are available, which means the 2009 version.
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