[XeTeX] CJK and ideographic font names

Ross Moore ross at maths.mq.edu.au
Fri Sep 10 00:56:38 CEST 2004

On 10/09/2004, at 7:04 AM, Paolo Matteucci wrote:

>> I got *some* of the other text when I tried, but not all--I think the 
>> tipa stuff wasn't showing up, or something like that. I have no idea 
>> how those fonts are set up.
> The tipa package seems indeed to be the culprit... That's a pity, 
> because tipa is the best package for IPA fonts I've ever tried -true: 
> it doesn't use Unicode (although the ucs package allows for a "tipa" 
> option), but does exploit all TeX "programmability": e.g., no Unicode 
> font will ever be able to contain all the theoretically possible 
> combinations of Chao's "tone letters", but, of course, TeX can 
> "generate" any of them...

Maybe I can help with this.
The updated version of my  utf8accents  package supports the TeX macro 
and many of the diacritic constructions used in the tipa.sty package.

However, it does *not* handle the tone markings yet, since (as you say) 
are not done using Unicode pieces.

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If this revised package helps you at all, then perhaps we can work on 
parts that are missing, in conjuction with a font that does provide
a mechanism for the tones e.g. Doulos SIL  as Jonathan suggests.

Hope this helps,


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