[XeTeX] Strange Euler Script font behaviour

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Fri Nov 19 10:39:10 CET 2004


What is going on?

    \font\1=eusm10 at 12 pt\1

In pdfTeX, I get "ABCD" in the Euler Script font.
In XeTeX, I get "BCDE" (in Euler Script again) with messed up spacing.

Given such a minimal document (no LaTeX encodings or anything!), I'm 
totally confused what's happening. But that might be my (plain) TeX 
ignorance showing.

Is this a bug? It's quite significant, since euler.sty gets about a 
dozen of its symbols from this font, which render incorrectly 
(including \{ \} | \aleph \Re \Im etc.). Not to mention not being able 
to use the Euler Script font itself.


PS Also, I'm surprised this hasn't been noticed before since I 
-thought- people had been using Euler to blend better with other text 
fonts, e.g., Hoefler Text.

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