[XeTeX] Hoefler Text Ornaments

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri May 20 20:11:58 CEST 2005

On 20 May 2005, at 7:00 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:

> On Friday, May 20, 2005, at 01:52PM, Stephen Moye 
> <stephenmoye at mac.com> wrote:
>> I'm using xetex, and cannot seem to access the characters in Hoefler 
>> Text Ornaments
>> I'm not sure what the correct \char numbers would be, but nothing I 
>> do seems to work.
>> Any insights would be appreciated!
>> Thanks
>> Stephen Moye
> Well, I rooted around a little more and found the answer:
> \font\orn="Hoefler Text Ornaments:color=ffdd00" at 48pt
> \centerline{\orn ^^^^f074}
> OK, but what is the ^^^^ notation?

That convention (first used in Omega) is to specify a 16-bit character 
code by 4-digit hex number, as an extension of TeX's ^^xx notation for 
an 8-bit code. ^^^^f074 is converted to the single character with code 
F074 during input; you could equally well enter that character as a 
literal if you have a way to type it.


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