[lltx] [Fontspec] Problem with Bickham Script Pro otf font and variants

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Oct 5 09:30:50 CEST 2010

On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 01:02:35AM +0200, TeXWorld wrote:
>  Hello,
> I'd like to report this situation and I can't say whether it's a
> Fontspec bug or whether it's a problem with the Bickham Script Pro
> Regular font.
> I have the same problem with XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX.
> I have Windows Seven, TL2010 up to date, Luatex v0.63, Fontspec v2.1b.
> I don't know where and how variants should be stored in font files
> but Bickham Script Pro (opentype font) has variants and I can't
> select them with
> \fontspec[Variant=2]{Bickham Script Pro} whereas I can do it with
> other opentype fonts (Zapfino for instance).

There are several forms of glyph variants in OpenType, so you need to
check that the font actually have OpenType code to select the variants,
and what OpenType feature they are mapped to, then we can see what
fontspec option is to be used to select them.

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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