[texhax] Need help with virtual fonts

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Jan 4 19:52:38 CET 2005

You may find using Omega Translation Processes more useful than virtual 
fonts for this sort of manipulation --- that's what I ultimately 
decided upon when facing similar tasks in setting up Zapfino. You can 
see my paper / technique at


Failing that, Karl's spot on about the difficulties w/ using virtual 
fonts (and you want to avoid using macros or explicit font changes --- 
see Alan Hoenig's book _TeX Unbound_ for further discussion on this 
sort of thing).

I there's a package on CTAN for extending ligature support (at the 
expense of various accented characters) which you might find of 


William Adams, publishing specialist
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