[XeTeX] Optical sizing (was: Feedback on W32 Port of XeTeX v0.994)
will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Jun 16 14:00:48 CEST 2006
On Jun 16, 2006, at 7:46 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> AFAIK, their software doesn't actually make use of this data - or
> can ID do automatic face selection from among optically-sized
> designs, like xetex does?
AFAIK, it doesn't, and it's one of the things I've been complaining
of for a while.
Interestingly ID2 _would_ make use of optical sizes in a Multiple
Master font (when it was stored in its fonts folder?), so it seems to
be a limitation of the app.
>> I've mentioned it on an InDesign mailing list where a lot of Adobe
>> employees hang out, (w/ attribution to you and mention of the XeTeX
>> list) so hopefully it'll get on their radar.
> Good for you - thanks. I've also reported it via email to Tom
> Phinney. There are actually several errors in the GPP 'size'
> feature, as shown in the attached listing; so I'm afraid xetex will
> do a less-than-perfect job with it, and for the time being, you'll
> have to give explicit style names (and perhaps use /S=0 to disable
> optical sizing in some cases) if you want to be sure you get the
> desired face.
Much better (going straight to TP).
Thanks, I'm using Garamond Premier Pro in the conversion of a journal
from Quark to XeTeX and I'd been wondering why things weren't looking
right at varying sizes.
> You'd have to use explicit names anyway, if you want to access all
> the weights, as fontspec only deals with simple four-member
> families automatically. But the optical sizing *should* work for
> them all, and currently won't. :(
Here's hoping for a quick update to fix it.
senior graphic designer
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