[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.99 released
will at guerilla.net.au
Wed Dec 7 02:40:30 CET 2005
On 07/12/2005, at 2:57 , Jonathan Kew wrote:
> It's been a while coming, but XeTeX version 0.99 is now available
> from <http://scripts.sil.org/xetex> and through i-Installer.
Wonderful, thanks Jonathan.
Right when I was going to get some work done :)
> * added Syriac OpenType support for Meltho (and similar) fonts to
> the layout engine, activated with "script=syrc"
With the next release of fontspec I'm going to be restricting the
script selection to scripts that actually contain shaping code. Is
there a list anywhere of the scripts that XeTeX supports?
> * \fontdimen1 (slant) and \fontdimen5 (x-height) are set
> appropriately when a native font is loaded; as a bonus, a newly-
> assigned value \fontdimen8 is set to the cap height
Nice, thanks. I'll be adding auto-scaling features to fontspec in the
> * font mappings are now applied to the text before checking for
> possible hyphenation points, which can change behavior in certain
> cases; in particular, en- and em-dashes typed as "--" and "---"
> will no longer be considered possible line-break positions
This is a surprise, but a welcome one! From the previous discussions
it sounded like this was a bit of a limitation with the technique in
general, and although I'd never run into the problem, I wasn't too
keen on the idea of my dashes breaking in half...
Out of curiosity, does this polish off the features you're expecting
to have implemented for v1.0?
I'm trying to think why I wanted \ifXeTeXfontexists. And off the top
of my head I really have no clue. Do you think it's a good idea?
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