[XeTeX] XeLaTeX 0.993, fontspect.sty 1.9a and Gray Letters

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Jun 4 18:15:05 CEST 2006

On 3 Jun 2006, at 11:59 pm, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 3 Jun 2006, at 3:39 pm, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Jun 3, 2006, at 9:16 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> ...
>>> \fontspec[%
>>>      Colour           = 0000CC,
>>>      Numbers          = OldStyle,
>>>      VerticalPosition = Ordinal,
>>>      Variant          = 2
>>>           ]{Apple Chancery}
>>> My 1st example of Apple Chancery ...
>> Howdy,
>> I just noticed that simply commenting out the Colour line that made
>> the contents of the minipage blue also ``fixes'' the gray letter
>> problem.
> How bizarre. I think you've spotted a bug; most likely I've broken
> something in xdv2pdf. Will investigate....

Turns out it wasn't in xdv2pdf, but in the code implementing xetex's  
\font extensions. This one was a small mistake that slipped in  
amongst a collection of changes for better compatibility with the MS  
Visual C++ compiler.... use of font-mappings could be affected too.  
(If you try and load a font *without* a font-mapping, after  
previously loading one *with*, I believe you'll see incorrect behavior.)

Anyhow, it's now fixed in the code, and a new release will be  
appearing sometime soon -- let's give it a few days to see what else  
comes up. Thanks for the report, and apologies for the inconvenience!


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