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I am wondering if there is a way to provide the \XeTeXglyph as input and get the the character code (preferably in hexidecimal) as output.

Situation

I've been doing many experiments with Generating a table of glyphs with XeTeX. The XeTeX reference manual mentions a few commands:

According to the manual, you can look up characters by

  • \XeTeXglyph ⟨glyph slot⟩
  • \XeTeXglyphname ⟨font⟩ ⟨glyph slot⟩
  • \XeTeXglyphindex "⟨glyph name⟩" ⟨space⟩ or \relaxx
  • \XeTeXcharglyph ⟨char code⟩

This would be an insanely useful feature.

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  • No, there isn't. Two character codes could point to the same glyph.
    – egreg
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 20:57
  • @egreg disappointed face ಠ_ಠ. Two character codes point to the same glyph? really? Don't you mean that one glyph could have different representations (roman, italic, bold, etc.) Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 20:59
  • @egreg: What about Lua(La)TeX?
    – user31729
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 20:59
  • @SoundsOfSilence I think it's the same problem.
    – egreg
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 21:00
  • @macmadness86 egreg means that fonts can reuse a glyph for various (unicode) symbols. After all a lot of symbols look quite similar. A font can e.g use the same glyph for U+0162 and U+021A. Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 21:36

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Unfortunately, this is currently not possible.

Some glyphs could but used for multiple unicode slots.


Note: It seems perfectly reasonable to create a function that acquires multiple code points, should the same glyph be used in multiple code points. Maybe someone will make this possible someday.

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