[XeTeX] Re: Unicode/font mixing

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jan 25 12:57:40 CET 2005

Am 25.01.2005 um 12:44 schrieb Jonathan Kew:

> Yes, for non-Latin characters, you may well need to change fonts 
> (depending on your choice of typefaces). Some typefaces may cover 
> several scripts (e.g., Latin/Greek/Cyrillic), so if you have a 
> document that mixes these scripts, it may be appropriate to choose 
> such a typeface.

So maybe it's worth extending my effort of bringing TrueType to TeX for 
non-Latin scripts?

ttf2pt1, the convertor from TrueType to PostScript, accepts an encoding 
file telling it only to use glyphs from these Unicode font slots. So 
you could create Cyrillic, Greek, and other excerpts too. These PFB and 
AFM files then can be processed in fontinst to create all the necessary 
TFM, VF, MAP, ENC, and FD files. A STY file can be written quite 
easily. Hard work would be to set up the ETX and MTX files for fontinst 
that tell it a new vocabulary of glyph names. And then there are the 
accents ... Without TV we can be finished at (orthodox?) Easter!

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