[XeTeX] xetex & lyx (latex)

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Nov 2 21:47:38 CET 2006

On Nov 2, 2006, at 2:19 PM, Gour wrote:

> What about using 'old' TeX & Type1 fonts?

There's some support for this, but I don't track it, since when  
that's needed for me, pdftex is usually a better choice.

> I am also considering to buy Lucida fonts (from Tug.org) hoping  
> they can
> be used with XeTEX too?

Only if they can be used w/o requiring virtual fonts (which I think  
w/ LY1 encoding they can be).

>> There was a recent discussion listing nice free fonts which you may
>> want to look up in the archives.
> Thank you. I'll take a look.
> However, while working with present LyX/LaTeX I often need to use,
> besides Croatian chars, TeX accents to get diacritics for Sanskrit  
> (not
> Devanagari), so I have to check how are those free fonts populated,  
> i.e.
> whether they support Croatian as well as accents needed for Sanskrit
> transliteration.

One of these was Gentium if memory serves which has quite good  
language support.

> I am trying to give some input to devs not to forget XeTeX support in
> LyX, especially considering that XeTeX is supposed, afaik, to become
> part of TeXLive 2006.


Let me know if there's a place I should send feedback cogitating for  


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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