[XeTeX] Using legacy Type1 fonts in XeTeX

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Aug 22 15:01:57 CEST 2006

Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> writes:

> Out of interest, does the AFM file specify such ligatures (not just  
> list the glyph, but also how it should be composed from "f" and "i")?  
> I don't have an example on hand.

AFM files can contain this sort of information in this form:

,----[ /usr/share/texmf/fonts/afm/adobe/palatino/pplr8a.afm ]
| C 102 ; WX 333 ; N f ; B 23 -3 341 728 ; L i fi ; L l fl ;

So here the two ligatures /fi and /fl are defined for /f followed by /i
or /l respectively.


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