[XeTeX] XeTeX vertical text layout support (for Linux & win32 users)

Jjgod Jiang gzjjgod at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 19:27:20 CEST 2006

Thanks for your tips. Now I can confirm that most of the Chinese fonts at hand
(except those for decoration uses) have "vert" feature.

2006/6/18, Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de>:
> Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> writes:
> > I looked at FZHeiTi.ttf, one of the fonts on my SuSE machine, and it
> > has a 'vert' feature that substitutes 71 glyphs with alternate forms,
> > either rotated glyph images or with modified positioning. I looked
> > with FontLab; I guess FontForge would also work, or otfinfo (from
> > LCDF TypeTools) could tell you that the feature exists, but I don't
> > think it would show the actual glyphs.
> With FontForge, you can see the replacements in 'View -> Show ATT'.
> There also is 'View -> Display Substitutions', which can be used to
> display the effekt of Substitution rules such as the 'vert' feature. It
> seems as if one has to use 'Encoding -> Reencode -> Original' at the
> moment, though.
> With otfinfo, one can at least see that such a feature exists:
> $ otfinfo --scripts /usr/share/fonts/truetype/kochi/kochi-mincho.ttf
> kana            Hiragana/Katakana
> kana.JAN        Hiragana/Katakana/Japanese
> $ otfinfo -f --script=kana /usr/share/fonts/truetype/kochi/kochi-mincho.ttf
> vert    Vertical Writing
> cheerio
> ralf
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