[XeTeX] accessing fonts from TeX tree and glyphs without Unicode slot

Adam Twardoch list.adam at twardoch.com
Thu May 4 14:55:11 CEST 2006

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> (Perhaps \XeTeXnamedglyph would be a good extension for a future  
> version, as glyph names would be more likely to work even if you  
> change or update the fonts. I'll give that some thought.)
That would be really nice, and especially useful for the time being 
while XeTeX does not support one-out-of-many GSUB features.

When I build OpenType fonts, I generally try to make sure that there is 
a certain redundancy in how applications can access various glyphs 
through OTL features. For example, I always map a glyph such as "b.3" as 
the 3rd variant within the "salt" feature as well as a simple variant 
within the "ss03" feature etc. Unfortunately, each font developer has 
his/her own conventions in doing this.



Adam Twardoch

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