[XeTeX] Versions and AAT features in Hoefler Text
bvoisin at mac.com
Mon May 15 12:07:25 CEST 2006
Le 12 mai 06 à 12:40, Jonathan Kew a écrit :
> The Number Case feature went missing in Hoefler Text Regular on
> Tiger, I believe; it was there in earlier versions (although there
> were other inconsistencies in features/names).
> I filed a bug report about this in May 2005 (# 4110574), but checking
> on BugReporter still shows the status as "open". I'm bcc'ing this to
> a couple of friends at Apple, as a little reminder.... (hi Deborah &
What's most surprising is that the Number Case feature seems indeed
to be present in the version 5.0d7e2 of Hoefler Text shipped with
Tiger, and only to be inaccessible through AAT (or ATSUI, I never
quite understood the difference): when using the gtamacfonts package,
based on .ttf versions of the fonts obtained by applying Fondu to
extract the .ttf files from their .dfont container, both oldstyle and
lining numbers are accessible.
I just verified this by:
- Opening the file HoeflerText.ttf in FontForge to verify that it
corresponds to version 5.0d7e2 of the font.
- Drawing characters charts of both the lining metrics texnansi-
hoefler-HoeflerText.tfm and oldstyle metrics texnansi-os-hoefler-
HoeflerText.tfm through testfont.tex, to verify that both types of
numbers are available.
The only solution I've found with XeTeX for now is to use Font Book
to disactivate version 5.0d7e2 from /Library/Fonts/, to make OS X use
instead version 3.7d1 from /System Folder/Fonts/.
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