[lucida] Lucida & Unicode — lualatex/OTF/UTF-8
calum.mackay at cdmnet.org
Tue Jan 22 21:16:35 CET 2019
without intending to swamp the list with questions, and unrelated to my
other note: what do people do when using these fonts with Unicode
I tend to insert various Unicode chars into my (source) docs, and I find
these aren't included in Lucida Bright OT, when converting my docs from
e.g. from a recent doc, I was using ⅙, ℃ & ℉. Interestingly, I note that
\textcelsius doesn't display either, but \textdegree does, which could
then be followed by C/F.
What do others do?
I'm aware of Lucida Grande having some Unicode chars and, indeed, have
it on my Mac as a system font. But it's not part of the TUG Lucida set,
and it's a sans font.
Currently I'm doing:
% we want this command to be “long”,
% i.e. to be able to span paragraphs
and then etc:
but that's clunky.
Is there a way to tell LuaLaTeX to fall-back to a given font, if a char
isn't available in the currently-selected font?
Or a better way entirely (other than simply not using the Lucida fonts)?
There may be clever ways to achieve the above examples without using
Unicode, but they were just a few examples from many: I often insert the
odd Unicode char, surely that's the one of the benefits of using a UTF-8
thanks very much for any comments.
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