[OS X TeX] XeTeX - Beamer package font kerning problem

Horst Hohberger horst.hohberger at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 09:50:37 CET 2008

Dear Axel,

I am sorry, I may have sounded a bit too absolute regarding fourier; I
meant that it doesn't work in my situation, i.e., with beamer. My
XeTeX version on is 0.996, so I'm not quite as up-to-date as you are.
After commenting out the calls to the CMU fonts, the [cm-default]
option for fontspec took care of everything; I now have no problems
compiling beamer using xetex provided I use the default fonts.

Using the article class, I never experienced problems with xetex in
the first place; it allowed me to typeset Chinese and English in one
document with no font problems whatsoever.

Many regards,


On Feb 3, 2008 3:08 PM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:
> On  2 Feb, 2008, at 21:07, Horst Hohberger wrote:
> > Dear Axel and Peter,
> >
> > thanks for your help. Sadly, the fourier package didn't work at all,
> It *does* work. The thing is that Beamer is redefining the fonts. Try
> your same example but without any reference to Beamer (or frames, of
> course), with article class, for example.
> Put \usepackage{fourier} before fontspec et al., as Peter Dyballa
> said, and comment out the calls to CMU fonts.
> How to prevent Beamer from redefining fonts, I don't know, but you
> might ask in its users mailing list.
> > [...] I tried fourier
> > anyway, but only got strange effects (commas became semicolons, minus
> > signs vanished and I got a string of font warnings in compilation).
> Weird! Even with Beamer I don't get that ---not good kerning in
> formulas, yes; but not that. What's your XeTeX version? (Mine is
> 0.997.) In Terminal
> xetex --version
> Best,
> Axel
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