# \emph{} no longer works as expected in XeLaTeX / LuaLaTeX

Compiling with either XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, \emph{} no longer displays text as expected, i.e. in italics. \textit{} works fine. Here is a MWE demonstrating the issue.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{fontspec}

\begin{document}

\emph{lorem ipsum}

\textit{lorem ipsum}

\end{document}

Here is the output I get :

I have TeXLive 2016 (MacTeX) installed. I updated it an hour ago with sudo tlmgr update --self --all.

I guess there is something wrong but what ? I'd be happy to have some help. Thank you.

• This was already raised this morning (or afternoon or whatever time it is in Australia) on the fontspec issues list github.com/wspr/fontspec/issues/254 – David Carlisle Jan 23 '17 at 12:15
• it actually seems to be fontspec at fault here rather that lualatex/xelatex as if you recompile your document without the fontspec package it works as expected – ArTourter Jan 23 '17 at 12:15
• @DavidCarlisle thank you for the link, I didn't know... Yes @ArTourter you're right, but I need to be able to use fontspec anyway :( – pictho Jan 23 '17 at 12:17
• @pictho no there was no reason for you to know, I get mailed if an issue is posted there so easier for me to know:-) I just meant that (a) it's not your fault and (b) Will has already been told:-) – David Carlisle Jan 23 '17 at 12:20
• for now I would just put \let\emph\textit in your document so you can carry on. and expect a fontspec update to come soon with a fix. – David Carlisle Jan 23 '17 at 12:21