[XeTeX] fontspec 1.9 released

Steffen Wolfrum xetex at st.estfiles.de
Tue Feb 14 10:59:58 CET 2006


I've just started using XeTeX and saw that fontspec could be a good  
path to find my way through the jungle of OpenType features and  

Unfortunately I am not using XeTeX with LaTeX (as the majority on  
this list seems to do) but with ConTeXt.
In the past I know some LaTeX packages could be used also from within  
ConTeXt. But fontspec doesn't do.

Could it be possible to have a fontspec version also for us  

And besides that is there also a manual somewhere that includes the  
new features of fontspec 1.9?

Thank you,

Am 14.02.2006 um 02:44 schrieb Will Robertson:

> Hello,
> I have a release version of fontspec 1.9 ready. It may be retrieved  
> from
> CTAN as soon as it has been processed by their wonderful maintainers.
> (Hopefully there aren't any bugs...)
> It's been a while since the last release; lots of new features have
> been implemented. As always, a small amount of new stuff breaks  
> backwards
> compatibility; I very sorry if this effects you.
> Here is the list of changes; it may not be comprehensive, but it  
> should
> cover most of it.
> New font selection features:
>  - SmallCapsFont/SmallCapsFeatures specification
>  - UprightFeatures specification
>  - Abbreviated supplementary font selection
>  - Slanted shape now defined as a substitution of the italic shape
>    (\textsl will now behave like \textit, but it's not recommended)
> New font features:
>  - Font autoscaling
>  - WordSpace
>  - PunctuationSpace
>  - HyphenChar
>  - Renderer
>  - Rotation of AAT glyphs for vertical typesetting
>  - Kerning
> Assorted new things:
>  - Warnings are given when a font feature is requested that doesn't
>    exist in the current font
>  - Other assorted information is written to the console output and  
> log file
>  - Nested emphasis is fixed; also provides \eminnershape (see  
> fixltx2e.sty)
>  - Configuration file fontspec.cfg loaded if found.
>  - \fontspec and \addfontfeatures are now "space invisible";
>    they gobble proceeding space like a macro without an argument.
> Font feature details:
>  - Font features and options can be renamed (or "aliased")
>  - Better new font feature commands incorporate error checking
>  - Better new opentype script/language options incorporate error  
> checking
> Please report troubles and suggestions to me via this mailing list.
> If you use fontspec for anything significant, please let me know:
> I'd love to hear how my package is being used!
> Regards,
> Will Robertson
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