[XeTeX] Typographic consistency (was: CJK and ideographic font names)

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sat Sep 11 00:58:23 CEST 2004

On 10 Sep 2004, at 7:09 pm, Paolo Matteucci wrote:

> If (1) you need/want to mix Latin text with [a lot of] maths, 
> [polytonic] Greek, Cyrillic, IPA, etc. (2) you are not able/don't have 
> the time to design your fonts or (3) you don't have the money to 
> purchase the appropriate font suites (which are all "wanting" in one 
> way or another, by the way -that's what prompted Donald Knuth to 
> design his own, after all), you don't have many other options but to 
> stick to the "CM font family" (although, quite frankly, I'm getting a 
> bit tired of it)... That's another [very important] reason why I'm 
> using tipa.

You're quite right about this, of course.

For (extended) Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, IPA, etc (but not math), another 
typeface you might like to look at would be Gentium 
<http://scripts.sil.org/gentium>, which has very broad Unicode 
character coverage. The current release doesn't include OpenType 
tables, and so doesn't have the arbitrary diacritic-stacking ability of 
Doulos SIL, so it's not as suitable for some technical purposes. But 
depending on the specific needs, it might be worth a try.


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