[XeTeX] Finished testing Adobe OpenType Font Folio on the Mac

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Nov 22 17:01:28 CET 2006

On Jun 29, 2006, at 11:05 AM, William Adams wrote:

> A couple of fonts had strange character issues (capitals in
> particular weren't appearing). Does anyone have access to these and
> if so have they been able to use them successfully?
> ITC Stone Sans Std
> ITC Stone Serif Std
> New Century Schoolbook LT Std
> Times LT Std

Well, I finally puzzled out the difficulty for these. It's the matter  
of Fractions or Phonetic variants being found and used in preference  
to the Roman font, so while I suppose it could be worked around by  
manually specifying variants, it'd be nice to fix it at the source,  
but where's the difficulty, fontspec or XeTeX?

Perhaps the fix will help these as well?

> Most troubling was a number of fonts which exist in text/script and
> border/dingbat pairs, these almost invariably chose the ornamental
> font, to wit:
> Notre Dame LT Std
> Pompeijana LT Std
> Rusticana LT Std
> Wiesbaden Swing LT Std

(who doesn't understand why special OpenType fonts were made for  
Fractions or Phonetics or Borders)

William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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