[XeTeX] Mac OS X Savoye
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Nov 28 10:27:22 CET 2005
On 28 Nov 2005, at 2:17 am, Will Robertson wrote:
> On 28/11/2005, at 9am, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> Ugh -- I've never seen an actual font name with a colon in it! (Or
>> period, I think.) Both of those may present problems.
> It seems that a few of these iTunes fonts (where-ever they come
> from; I did install them at one stage) have this ugly name.
> I thought that fonts could be chosen with their postscript name as
> well, but I appear to be mistaken about that. This would have
> solved the problem easily, but not necessarily nicely.
I think that may have worked in some early releases, but fell by the
wayside during a re-write and speed-up of the font loading code. As
it happens, that code is currently being re-rewritten for other
>> * provide a \XeTeXfont command that splits things up into separate
>> arguments with keywords identifying the pieces, e.g,
>> \XeTeXfont\myfontid = "Font name" style "B" features
>> "feature=setting;..." at 12pt
>> Here, the "font name" would be used directly, without any parsing
>> for style/feature information.
> I like this a lot; it's similar to those weird (LaTeX3 terminology)
> TeX commands like \hrule...
Thought you might like it.... seems to me that it would be a good fit
for packages like fontspec.
Currently, I'm leaning towards this approach, as I think it provides
a much cleaner "interface" for the user than something involving
escape characters or catcode dependencies. (Catcodes are gone by the
time the name is parsed for features, btw -- so that suggestion
wouldn't be trivial to implement either.)
I was just about to release version 0.99 (I think you're going to
like it), but I'll hold it a little longer while I think about this
issue and see if a solution can be included.
Watch this space.... :)
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