[OS X TeX] Font cache problems with XeLaTeX under Snow Leopard

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Sep 25 23:57:34 CEST 2009

On Sep 25, 2009, at 4:35 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 25.09.2009 um 17:30 schrieb J. McKenzie Alexander:
>> 	{\fontspec[SizeFeatures={Size={32}}]{Book Antiqua}{This should be  
>> big.}}
> This does nothing. Except, you select at some spot a font of size 32  
> pt. Then it Book Antiqua would be chosen. Maybe...
> Actually the SizeFeatures feature is a declaration to load  
> additional features (colour, font variant, transparency,...) for the  
> specified sizes. To make a font arbitrarily big or small you can use  
> NFSS2 commands (\fontsize{36pt}{45pt}\selectfont). The Scale=x.y  
> option Herb mentioned means that the font at its chosen default size  
> is simply magnified by the given factor. This *is* different than  
> choosing a particular font size, because in this latter case the  
> font's hinting comes into play (look at Book Antiqua serifs!). You  
> can observe this clearly by choosing a handful Computer Modern or  
> Latin Modern fonts of different *design sizes* and scale them to a  
> particular size, say 50 pt or such, and notice the different shape  
> of the glyphs.
> --
> Greetings
>  Pete


Very interesting and quite a dramatic difference. Thanks for the info.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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