[XeTeX] access to composite characters

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Thu Nov 3 10:40:41 CET 2005

On 03/11/2005, at 7pm, Jonathan Kew wrote:

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

Hah, oops!
Serves me right for writing without thinking.
Yet again...


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