[XeTeX] Fwd: Re: [NTG-context] XeTeX fonts

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Nov 1 12:42:07 CET 2004

```On 1 Nov 2004, at 9:27 am, Hans Hagen wrote:

>> If I were to implement \XeTeXpreferredfontnamequote (any better
>> suggestions for a name?), ConTeXt could set this to `\( when it wants
>> to get a font name that it's going to turn into a Metafont string.
>> This should work unless you have a font name that includes
>> parentheses, in which case XeTeX would have to switch to a different
>> quoting character for that name.
>
> right, and i guess that using ( ) in a fontname is not that wise
> anyway (ps will probably have problems with not summetrical ()'s:

Hans, could you clarify whether ConTeXt actually uses \fontname to
retrieve the name of a TeX font, so that you'd want to make use of a
\XeTeXpreferredfontnamequote option to select which form of quoting to
use? Or was the problem we saw based simply on a name (in "quotes") as
provided directly by the user?

Thanks,

Jonathan

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