[XeTeX] paper available

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Apr 17 19:57:19 CEST 2005

On 17 Apr 2005, at 6:38 pm, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 18 Apr 2005, at 2:17 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> Well, without looking back to check, I'd say #2 is the likeliest! 
>> Though I think if you read the paper closely, it comes up in one of 
>> the examples. Or maybe that's in the slides I used.
> Ah yes, here it is: "\font\Doulos=”Doulos SIL/AAT” at 10pt"
> I might recommend you add this into the AAT-info.tex file:
>    \font\testfont="\myfontname/AAT" at 10pt
> But then, it may confuse people if they don't realise the /AAT needs 
> to be applied manually.
> Anyway, another option to add to fontspec, I suppose :)

Yup.... got to keep you out of mischief somehow.

>> Anyhow, the answer is: if you add the qualifier /AAT to the font 
>> name, the ATSUI renderer will be used (regardless of what tables are 
>> actually present in the font); and if you add /ICU then the ICU 
>> OpenType-based renderer will be used. (Some day, of course, there 
>> might be other options, especially on other platforms where a 
>> different native text renderer may be available.)
> You've been mentioning "other platforms" increasingly more often 
> recently. Is there something that you're not telling us? :)

Now that would be telling! ;-)

Well, OK.... yes, porting to non-OS X platforms is certainly an 
interesting thought, and I confess to having given the issues involved 
some serious consideration. But I don't have anything to announce at 
this point.


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