[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.99 released

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Dec 8 17:14:34 CET 2005

On 8 Dec 2005, at 4:04 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:

> I'm not 100% sure, but I think that the :vertical option for  
> Chinese (etc) fonts is broken in version 0.99. At any rate, I was  
> unable to get it to work -- all the the Chinese text is horizontal.  
> Alas.

It seems to work for me.... just re-ran the "ThreeKingdoms" sample  
that I posted a while back.

Note that the vertical attribute is supported ONLY for AAT fonts  
rendered through ATSUI, not OpenType fonts rendered through ICU. If  
the font you're using has OpenType layout tables (GSUB/GPOS), XeTeX  
will use ICU by default, but you can explicitly specify "/AAT" after  
the font name.

Remember that the font attribute only changes how the glyphs are  
rendered; you also need to do something at the TeX macro level to  
rotate the actual lines to run vertically. See the sample file for a  
possible approach.

HTH - let me know if it still seems to be broken!


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