[XeTeX] fontspec 1.5 (& Lucida Math)

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Dec 3 10:09:32 CET 2004

Herb Schulz wrote:
> Note; the problem with \Gamma (and presumably other symbols too) occurs even
> when no special math font is used with fontspec 1.5, just the \setromanfont{
> Hoefler Text} does it.

Hi (again) Herb,

Beware there are two separate issues here:

- Without the Lucida fonts, the problem is caused by the fact that \Gamma is taken from the text font, namely CMR for a standard LaTeX setup (ie, unless you used the package mathptmx, mathpazo, etc.). But when this font is replaced by an OS X font, for example Hoefler Text, as XeTeX and fontspec.sty allow, there is no longer any character at the expected slot ("00) in this font.

- With the Lucida fonts, the problem is specific to your setup, because you have not the expert font LucidNewMatRom (= Lucida New Math Roman) in your Classic font folder /System Folder/Fonts.



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