[XeTeX] fontspec 1.5 (& Lucida Math)

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 3 16:20:47 CET 2004

On 12/3/04 3:09 AM, "Bruno Voisin" <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Bruno


Well, that explains a lot! Indeed I have no LucidNewMatRom font in the
Classic Fonts Folder. I would like maths to be a bit ``heavier'' than CMR
when using Hoefler Text for the Serif Font.

Won't I run into the same problem using mathptmx or mathpazo since those
don't exist in non-.pfb form?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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