[XeTeX] Problem with XeTeX letterspacing

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Wed Jun 7 15:21:17 CEST 2006

Thank you for the fix!

Sorry for the double posting -- sometimes it seems to take forever for my mail to reach the group.

Thanks again!


On Wednesday, June 07, 2006, at 09:05AM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:

>On 7 Jun 2006, at 12:33 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> I am having a problem with the neat letterspacing function of XeTeX.
>> If I indicate that I want letterspacing using a given font, then the
>> next font is reduced in size:
>> \font\rm="Doves-roman" at 22pt \rm
>> %% Here is the problem: use the letterspaced  caps font and the title
>> %% font text is tiny; use the caps font without the letterspacing, and
>> %% text using the \title font appears at the correct size.
>> \font\caps="Doves-roman:letterspace=5.0" at 22pt
>> %\font\caps="Doves-roman" at 22pt\rm
>> \font\title="DovesTitle" at 63pt
>> I have placed sample files in an archive for downloading:
>> http://homepage.mac.com/stephenmoye/FileSharing7.html
>> A puzzle.
>> Thanks for any help.
>OK, I have a workaround for you, though this is obviously a bug (and  
>has just been fixed in my code here). Just add an explicit  
>"letterspace=0" to the next font declaration.
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