[XeTeX] Lucida Sans tracked tighter
spence at saar.de
Tue Apr 4 23:06:08 CEST 2006
On the Gentium project page at SIL International
"There have also been requests for a complementary sans-serif face.
(...) Lucida Sans, tracked a little tighter, works well."
Can anyone tell me if there's a way of doing this with XeTeX and the
preinstalled version of Lucida Sans that comes with Mac OS X Tiger?
I can see what the result would look like by typing some text in
Lucida Sans into TextEdit then selecting Format > Font > Kern >
Tighten. But if I XeTeX AAT-info.tex and OpenType-info.tex for
Lucida Sans, no features show up of the kind that fontspec.sty might
be able to use for achieving this effect (as far as I understand
it). I've tried Skia in various weights and widths as a sans serif
companion for Gentium, but the result was somehow always subliminally
too impudent. This is a real aesthetic dilemma.
Grateful even for negative responses,
and hoping this isn't going to spark off another heated debate about
-- Robert Spence
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