# [XeTeX] Differing font name handling betwixt Mac OS X and W32 (and Linux?) XeTeX

Mon Jun 19 13:51:55 CEST 2006

Just wanted to chime in here that I tried the new version over the

- performance seems a lot slower now --- right after reading
couple of minutes at least (this on a Pentium 233, so probably not a
big deal, but it might be worth looking into if considering
optimization)

- Garamond Premier Pro works w/o spaces \fontspec{GaramondPremrPro}

- other fonts need the space though

- where should one look to determine what name should be used (to
load a font)? I used the TTF properties extension from Microsoft.com
(Properties | Names (tab) | Font Family Name) and that works for most
fonts (but not Garamond Premr Pro --- now it works based on the Font
Name)

- what encoding is the namelist.tex file supposed to be in? Is
there any easy way to typeset it nicely? It seems to've only
processed the files in the first directory (winnt\fonts) and left
behind a .fonts.cache-2 file

- I couldn't get Aldus LT Std to work using Fontspec (again,
haven't been trying w/ Plain) --- anyone else tried this?

In case anyone is curious, here's a list of fontspec commands which
did work for me in W32tex (and one which doesn't):

%\setromanfont{Aachen Std Bold}
%\setromanfont{Albertus MT Std}
%\setromanfont{AldusLTStd-Roman} --- didn't work
%\setromanfont{Alexa Std}
%\setromanfont{Americana Std}
%\setromanfont{GaramondPremrPro}

These work for at least \emph and textbf (where there's an italic or
a bold, though if memory serves, it was the extra-bold variant of
Americana which was chosen.

I've just checked and they all seem to work in Mac OS X as well.

\setromanfont{Palatino Linotype}

worked in w32tex as well (but I don't have it on my Mac OS X box)

Testing Aldus on my G5, the following were unsuccessful:

\setromanfont{Aldus LT Std}
\setromanfont{AldusLTStd}

but this did work on my G5 (and allowed the \emph italics command to
work as well:

\setromanfont{AldusLTStd-Roman}a

but I've double-checked and it didn't work in W32xetex on my pen slate.

William
--
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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