[XeTeX] Charis SIL font problems in XeLaTeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Nov 6 14:53:50 CET 2005

On Nov 5, 2005, at 9:43 PM, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 05/11/2005, at 1pm, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Along a different line... I tried to make a book title in \textsl 
>> {} with Hoefler text but that came out as unslanted roman. I  
>> eventually use textit{}.
> Oooooh, good point.
> I'd kind of neglected that shape, huh. (I don't think it makes much  
> sense, but I'll happily incorporate it into the next version in the  
> interests of backwards compatibility. If only I were so  
> accommodating with regards to backwards compatibility within the  
> package itself, w.r.t. font feature/option names...sorry 'bout  
> that...)
> Sorry for the inconvenience, anyway!
> Will


Inconvenience? Without fontspec there is no way I'd ever figure out  
how to use and set up fonts in XeLaTeX! I use

\setromanfont[Numbers=Lining,Scale=1.05]{Hoefler Text}
\setsansfont[Scale=1.01]{Gill Sans}

most of the time now. The weight of Lucida math isn't quite up to the  
Hoefler but it is still much better than Computer Modern and the  
Euler just looks too ``modern'' to my old eyes. I don't have many  
``Pro'' fonts but this looks pretty good to me.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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