[XeTeX] Being Doulos SIL's slave

Yves Codet ycodet at club-internet.fr
Sat Sep 11 11:13:43 CEST 2004


Le 11 sept. 04, à 00:53, Jonathan Kew a écrit :

> If I'm guessing right and you're interested in (Unicode) Greek, you 
> could try the Galatia SIL font from 
> <http://scripts.sil.org/SILGrkUni>, or other Greek fonts that are out 
> there. (Even Lucida Grande should have the Greek characters, I 
> believe.)

Lucida Grande does include all of Unicode 4 for Greek, even archaic 
letters and Bactrian sho, which I can prove: Κανηϸκο (Kanishka's name 
in Bactrian). More seriously, it can display Greek fairly well, for 

Ἦν Ἀπρίεω τοῦ προτέρου βασιλέος θυγάτηρ κάρτα μεγάλη τε καὶ εὐειδής, 
μούνη τοῦ οἴκου λελειμμένη, οὔνομα δέ οἱ ἦν Νίτητις. Ταύτην δὴ τήν 
παῖδα ὁ Ἄμασις κοσμήσας ἐσθῆτί τε καὶ χρυσῷ ἀποπέμπει ἐς Πέρσας ὡς 
ἑωυτοῦ θυγατέρα. Μετὰ δὲ χρόνον ὥς μιν ἠσπάζετο 〈Καμβύσης〉 πατρόθεν 
ὀνομάζων, λέγει πρὸς αὐτὸν ἡ παῖς· « Ὦ βασιλεῦ, διαβεβλημένος ὑπὸ 
Ἁμάσιος οὐ μανθάνεις, ὃς ἐμὲ σοὶ κόσμῳ ἀσκήσας ἀπέπεμψε, ὡς ἑωυτοῦ 
θυγατέρα διδούς, ἐοῦσαν τῇ ἀληθείῃ Ἀπρίεω, τὸν ἐκεῖνος ἐόντα ἑωυτοῦ 
δεσπότην μετ’ Αἰγυπτίων ἐπαναστὰς ἐφόνευσε. »

It would be better with precomposed characters, but the problem is to 
input them (with Yudit it's easy). Also there are a few errors in 
Lucida Grande. I noticed these: "capital omicron with smooth breathing 
and acute" and "capital omicron with smooth breathing and grave" are 
inverted; same with rough breathing. I informed Apple a few months ago. 
Apparently it has not been fixed yet.

Kind regards,


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