[XeTeX] Charis SIL font problems in XeLaTeX

Bernd mlist at gmx.de
Sat Nov 5 09:37:10 CET 2005

Works perfectly, the Charis has much nicer replacements for the Hamza 
and 'ein than Gentium, when transliterating Arabic.
Thanks for the help.

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 4 Nov 2005, at 4:08 pm, Bernd wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I just figured out why my bibliography looks diffeerent since I 
>> changed the font to Charis SIL, the \em doesn't work and I get this 
>> output:
> <snip>
>> To me it looks like XeLaTeX can't access the italics? How can I change 
>> that? The Gentium font works fine, though, no problems whatsoever.
> Assuming you're using fontspec.sty, try:
>     \setromanfont[ItalicFont=Charis SIL Italic]{Charis SIL}
> or something along those lines, if XeTeX is failing to find the italic 
> face by itself. (Similarly for bold.) It seems to have trouble 
> associating some font families properly; this is a known issue that I'd 
> like to solve, if I can figure out the root cause sometime.
> JK

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