[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.99 released

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Thu Dec 8 17:32:25 CET 2005

On Thursday, December 08, 2005, at 11:15AM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:

>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.

I just did the same and it is coming out horizontally. This is curious because I just installed .99 on my computer just a feww moments ago. I started the day out with .98 and everything was fine.

>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.

I know -- I was just typesetting the example you posted,

>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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