I understand that if I typeset using
Xelatex, and include the following in the preamble:
Then system-wide non-latex fonts can be used (substituted for XYZ in the above).
My question is, by using
fontspec, does this mean that ligatures and kerning, that make LaTeX document otherwise of a higher 'typeset' quality would be essentially discarded for the convenience of getting access to a larger number of fonts?
Does this mean that in the above, one is essentially settling for 2nd best?