[lucida] Three remarks/reports about Lucida OpenType

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Mar 26 00:38:17 CEST 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 03:00:00PM -0700, Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Bruno,
>     (1) Loading the fonts with fontspec, it seems that XeLaTeX finds the
>         bold and bold italic fonts but LuaLaTeX doesn't. For the latter,
>         you have to indicate that bold is actually demibold, as in
> Khaled said that this is fixed in the current version of luaotfload?

I tested again now and bold is found but not bold italic, not sure if
the later were never fixed or if it broke recently, I'll check.

>     (2) The example lucidaot.tex typesets successfully with LuaLaTeX but
>         not XeLaTeX. 
> Yes, I neglected to try the final lucidaot.tex with xelatex, and it
> trivially fails due to the \url in the title material.  I will fix as
> soon as I have a chance.
>     (3) [italic corrections]
>     For LuaTeX I'm not aware of any such mechanism. If there is, does
>     anybody know how to activate it?
> As usual with LuaTeX, italic corrections are not built into the engine.
> It is possible to write Lua code (e.g., invoked at font-loading time) to
> approximate it.  But I am not sure if anyone has done a package to make
> it easy to do so.
> Khaled, do you know?  If not, this is a question for the luatex list
> (lists.tug.org/luatex), sorry.

No there isn't, but I'm considering to turn that feature on by default
after doing some testing (I also found that XeTeX actually does italic
correction for text with OpenType fonts).


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