[XeTeX] Looking for a better font selection method

Jjgod Jiang gzjjgod at gmail.com
Fri May 5 08:51:19 CEST 2006


2006/5/5, Will Robertson <wspr81 at gmail.com>:
> There is unfortunately no way around this problem at present.
> [footnote] It's not clear to me if a virtual unicode font situation
> will work be feasible, although I think I was one of the people who
> suggested it. The simple solution is to simply use a font that has
> both Chinese and Roman characters.
> You'd think after designing tens of thousands of ideographs, the
> Chinese font designers would be able to knock together the measly
> extended Latin alphabet :)

It's relatively hard to find a CJK font with high quality Roman
characters, and AFAIK, most Chinese fonts are TrueType or OpenType
with TrueType glyphs (If I use something like FontForge to combine a
CJK font with a OpenType (CFF) font, those OpenType features may
not persist).


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