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

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu May 4 21:41:25 CEST 2006

Am 04.05.2006 um 14:47 schrieb Jonathan Kew:

> XeTeX can only "see" Unicode/OpenType fonts if they are available  
> through Fontconfig.

That's only one part of using fonts in XeTeX, because its XDVI output  
is a bit useless. A converter is needed. On non-Mac OS X systems this  
one is a modified version of dvipdfmx -- and this TeX software will  
need MAP files! Are these MAP files compatible with those for dvipdfm?

And if one's using Unicode encoded TrueType fonts in XeTeX then CMAP  
files are needed, too, for dvipdfmx. In this case it's good to have  
Ghostscript installed with its support of CMAP files! (Others can be  
fetched from Adobe for free: http://partners.adobe.com/public/ 
developer/font/index.html, http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/ 
acrobat/index_advanced.html -- or from Adobe or Acrobat Reader.) And  
then these MAP files in $TEXMF/fonts/map/dvipdfmx will probably be  
incompatible to those for dvipdfm ...



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