[XeTeX] Hoefler italics and diacritics oddity

Musa Furber musaf at runbox.com
Tue Jun 22 13:33:16 CEST 2004

By the way, what I ended up doing is this:

1) I defined my standard Hoefler font family using  
\DeclareFontFamily{U}{hoefl}{} and multiple calls to 

2) I called \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{hoefl} so this font family is 
used as the default throughout the text.

3) I defined my alternative Hoefler font family as hoeflalt. This is 
for the styles I might want to use instead of the ones declared above.

In (1), I declared the default  italic font shape using
	 "Hoefler Text Italic"
while in (3), I used
	"Hoefler Text Italic:Smart Swashes=!Line Final Swashes,!Line Initial 
to turn of the swashes. (Note: I have removed "\space " and replaced it 
with just " " for easy reading.)

4) I declared the macro I use with text that needs to be transliterated:


This appears to do the trick, for me, at least.

Any suggestions on a better way to do this in LaTeX?


On 22 Jun 2004, at 12:39, Musa Furber wrote:

> Using \begingroup...\endgroup took care of it. I knew there had to be 
> a really simple way of doing this.
> Now I just need to test for the correct sizing for the environment so 
> the text is drawn at the proper size. Well, I guess this is one way to 
> learn TeX...though piecemeal.
> Thanks much to you and Mr. Shulz.
> Regards,
> Musa

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