[XeTeX] Charis SIL font problems in XeLaTeX

Bernd mlist at gmx.de
Mon Nov 7 09:28:45 CET 2005

Just for clarity, I've been reading this thread and I was wondering 
whether font sizes are alway defined by way of Latex and not by 
fontspec. Is that correct? With fontspec you only "scale" according to 
the Latex font size. I.e. Latex 10 and scale=1.2 makes it size 12?

Herbert Schulz wrote:
> 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
> Howdy,
> Inconvenience? Without fontspec there is no way I'd ever figure out how 
> to use and set up fonts in XeLaTeX! I use
> \usepackage[expert,vargreek,lucidasmallscale]{lucbmath}
> %\usepackage{euler}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \usepackage{xunicode}
> \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
> \setromanfont[Numbers=Lining,Scale=1.05]{Hoefler Text}
> \setsansfont[Scale=1.01]{Gill Sans}
> \setmonofont[Scale=0.84]{Verdana}
> 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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