# XeTeX problem: no italics with i+tilde

When I use \emph{\~\i} to create an i with tilde in XeTeX (using Linux Libertine), the i is not typeset in italics. Does anyone know a workaround?

You can see a MWE here:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine}

\begin{document}

\emph{G\~\i k\~uy\~u}
\end{document}


Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! Thomas

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• On my system I have to call the font as \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} and this works without problems. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 17 '14 at 16:51

If I change the font to Linux Libertine O (OpenType variant), then it works for both XeTeX and LuaTeX. Also the character can be specified directly:
\documentclass[11pt]{article}