[XeTeX] Tiger font fixes

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri May 6 13:28:19 CEST 2005

On 6 May 2005, at 11:53 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 6 mai 05 à 12:47, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
>> Le 1 mai 05 à 18:02, Will Robertson a écrit :
>>>    - Oh no! Hoefler Text Regular (but none of its other shapes) can 
>>> no longer chose between Uppercase and Lowercase numbers. This is a 
>>> huge problem!
>> Just remarked that on a file I was writing. Huge problem indeed! You 
>> have to select uppercase numbers as glyph variant for each and every 
>> single character.

FYI, I've just filed a bug report with Apple about this.

> Actually that can still be used in XeTeX, by writing e.g.:
> \DeclareFontShape{U}{hoeftxt}{m}{n}
>   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text:mapping=tex-text;
>           Number\space Case=Upper\space Case\space Numbers
>        "}{}
> It's only in the Typography font panel that the variant is no longer 
> available.

Are you sure? That doesn't work for me.... I still get the oldstyle 
numerals (and a warning in the .log).

I assume that a workaround would be to install the Hoefler Text font 
from your old Panther system; but as the features were a mess there, 
IIRC, you might wish to only use the Regular face from there and the 
other faces from Tiger. Even though the styles are bundled into a 
single .dfont, you can do that with judicious disabling of fonts in 


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