[XeTeX] Adjusting spacing? [v.81]

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Jun 11 13:13:28 CEST 2004

AARRRGGHH.... sorry, folks, you're right.... there's a stupid error in 
how OpenType fonts are handled and it is making a mess of the vertical 
metrics. I'll try and get a bug-fix release out shortly.

(Somadeva, once I fix this it may be worth trying your ledmac examples 
again; having realized more fully what it's doing wrong, I can easily 
believe you've seen some appalling results!)


On 11 Jun 2004, at 11:54 am, J P Blevins wrote:

> The OpenType support is very impressive, but with all of the fonts I
> have tested, various baselines, etc., are seriously affected. In my 
> test
> documents, this is particularly acute in tabular environments, where
> cells extend twice as far below descenders. I remember this issue being
> mentioned before, and I wonder if anyone has devised a work-around.
> Thanks,
> -Jim
>> I have posted XeTeX version 0.81, in both i-Package and Apple 
>> Installer
>> formats. This release does not include any new features, but the
>> OpenType support has been radically restructured (let me know if
>> anything has broken that used to work!) such that it should be a 
>> little
>> more efficient; this release may be able to run on Jaguar again, as it
>> no longer links with the libicucore.dylib library from Panther.
>> A couple of minor enhancements: the "color" option now works for
>> OpenType as well as AAT fonts, for those who would like to define
>> colored fonts using \font as an alternative to using
>> \special{x:textcolor}. And there are versions of some non-English
>> hyphenation files such as Russian and Croatian that couldn't be loaded
>> previously.
>> As always, feedback (positive or negative) is invited!
>> Jonathan
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