[XeTeX] access to composite characters

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Nov 3 10:20:42 CET 2005

On 3 Nov 2005, at 1:16 am, Will Robertson wrote:
> Remember, XeTeX is just TeX with some extra stuff,


> so the ways of doing things in LaTeX are still valid. If you are  
> using legacy fonts to typeset what should be present in unicode,  
> then the only way to do it is via these old techniques.

.....but if (like Malte) you're using OpenType fonts (not legacy TeX  
fonts with TFMs) that lack some of the Unicode characters you want,  
the old LaTeX techniques will not work as well because of the (oft- 
lamented) lack of true character height/depth metrics. This means  
that the "old techniques" will need additional hand-tuning.


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