[XeTeX] Re: XeTeX and fonts

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri May 21 13:07:04 CEST 2004

First step would be the Mac OS X Feedback form, at


You won't get any direct response from there, AFAIK, but if lots of 
people submit feedback raising the OpenType Layout issue, maybe it'll 
be noticed.

I do have contact information for some of the engineers and managers in 
the Fonts/Typography group at Apple, but I'm not sure it would be 
proper for me to give this out publicly. But here's a hint.... if you 
look in the mail list archives of the Unicode mailing list:


you can find postings by Deborah Goldsmith, and her messages include 
the sig:

> Deborah Goldsmith
>  Manager, Fonts / Unicode liaison
>  Apple Computer, Inc.
> goldsmit at apple.com

There are probably other places you can find similar leads, too.


On 21 May 2004, at 11:49 am, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:

> On May 21, 2004, at 6:25 AM, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> If it is necessary for Apple to support OpenType (which it is)...
> Two things:
> As I told you, you really ought to read through the archives, as the 
> language you are using is not right.  Apple DOES "support" opentype 
> fonts.  You can use them with your applications (including xetex) 
> fine.
> What Apple doesn't support are the advanced opentype font features. I 
> don't even remember the precise language myself ;-)
>> to whom do we send our impassioned emails such that doing so has a 
>> reasonable chance of being effective?
> Not sure.  Jonathan?
> Bruce
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