[XeTeX] Embarrassing fontspec
will at guerilla.net.au
Fri Jan 6 02:26:40 CET 2006
Thanks for all your time here. It's very much appreciated!
Hans: I do mess with fontdimens a bit, but not enough to cause this
sort of problem. The global assignments there did catch me at first,
though. But I wouldn't have expected fontdimen changing to affect the
space between *letters*...
On 05/01/2006, at 0:54 , Jonathan Kew wrote:
> OK, I can now confirm that it is NOT fontspec that is at fault;
> this is a XeTeX bug.
> I will release an update shortly with this bug fixed (along with a
> couple of others). In the meantime, you should be able to work
> around it
Well, that's glad to hear :)
Delays for the update aren't any trouble...the bug doesn't stop me
from doing any work on the package.
> Incidentally, I noticed while trying to track this down that
> fontspec often seems to use \font with the exact same font
> specification two or three times in succession. Is there scope for
> some optimization of the behavior here? I didn't dig any deeper to
> try and figure out what it's really doing, but from inside XeTeX,
> it looked like repeated identical calls.
Hey, you're right! I *am* using \font more than I need.
That wasn't very clever of me, huh?
One day I'll learn...
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