[XeTeX] A general suggetion for managing the font selection for mixed-language document

Song Zhiwei songzw at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 05:53:35 CEST 2007

Yes, jspacing or zhspacing or something else can do this and the
punctuation problems for Japanese(?), Chinese, or other languages,

However, you know, the punctuation problems are different for
different languages, but the font selection is universal for all
languages. The *-spacing-s will do the same function redundantly.

So, I still think the font selection should also be in fontspec package.


2007/9/1, Will Robertson <wspr81 at gmail.com>:
> On 01/09/2007, at 17:44 , Song Zhiwei wrote:
> > Many users is going to manage the font selection for mixed-language
> > document. This can be done by adding a feature of "Unicode" for
> > \fontsec like the feature of "Size".
> I'm happy to support the addition of such features to fontspec but I
> wonder if a new package would be a better idea (there's no reason
> this couldn't hook into the fontspec interface, though).
> There's additional stuff that falls into the category of this sort of
> feature that doesn't make so much sense in fontspec -- for example,
> tuning the spacing around punctuation. Perhaps the upcoming jspacing
> (?) package will do this sort of thing.
> Sadly I don't have time to work on this new interface but I
> definitely like the idea.
> Will
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