[tex-live] TLpretest: XeTeX has a problem with system font NimbusRomNo9L-Regu

Petr Olsak petr at olsak.net
Fri May 22 09:18:09 CEST 2015

On Thu, 21 May 2015, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:

> 	Hello Petr,
>  Thanks for pointing out that discussion on TeX StackExchange.  The
> problem you report, about xdvipdfmx crashing, has been fixed by Akira
> (almost at the same time you started this thread, actually).  You should
> now be able to reproduce the behaviour reported on StackExchange with
> the XeTeX binary from 2015 pretest.  That bug is not yet fixed,
> unfortunately.
> 	Best,
> 		Arthur

IMHO, the bug was fixed only partially. Suppose the following example:

   \font\f="Nimbus Roman No9 L"
   \vbox{\hbox{\f ABC}\hrule}

The result looks like:

    A  B  C

It means that XeTeX itself uses right metric and calculates the width of 
the \hbox equal to the width of the rule below it. But the xdvipdfmx uses 
bad metric and puts the spaces between letters.

Petr Olsak

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