I've got the opportunity to play with a machine with some premium fonts installed. I ran some experiments with XeTeX and e.g. Palatino Linotype, which worked, but for some reason cyrillic breaks with Garamond Premier Pro. The result may be downloaded here.

UPDATE: It turns out the machine had two versions of Garamond Premier Pro installed, one of which apparently has faulty Cyrillic support even though it advertises cyrillic in otfinfo -s. I disabled this version and everything now works fine.


\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text,Numbers={OldStyle},Ligatures{Common},Contextuals=Alternate]{Garamond Premier Pro}

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    The link is not found. What is the question here?
    – ipavlic
    May 9, 2011 at 9:37
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    I would say either your font is corrupt or you have two versions. Check with \XeTeXtracingfonts/-vv option of xdvipdfmx the fonts your example use. See my answer here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/15188/… May 9, 2011 at 10:12
  • If you have found a solution, consider adding it as an answer instead of editing the question. May 9, 2011 at 12:32
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    This looks 'too localised' to me
    – Joseph Wright
    May 9, 2011 at 13:07
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    @Joseph: While the specific fonts involved are certainly local the problem itself is rather common. Two versions of the same font (or two fonts with the same name) are the most probable cause when fonts in xetex do "funny" thing. That's why it took me only some seconds to write the answer. May 9, 2011 at 13:15

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\XeTeXtracingfonts=1 helped me trace the problem. It turns out that this machine had two versions of Garamond Premier Pro installed. I disabled one (which perhaps had faulty Cyrillic support, even though it advertised it in otfinfo -s…) and now everything is ok.


Well, the input works perfectly with the free ebgaramond package as well using either of xelatex or lualatex:

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