[XeTeX] fontspec, xlxtra and XeTeX svn rev. 375

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Oct 3 16:57:28 CEST 2006

Pablo Rodríguez <oinos at web.de> writes:

> Will Robertson wrote:
>> On 03/10/2006, at 4:31 , Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
>>> I have just discovered that (probably due to some changes in the svn
>>> version of fontspec), xltxtra is not able to set proper spacings in
>>> \TeX, \LaTeX, \XeTeX and \XeLaTeX commands, if it is not set after
>>> \usepackage{fontspec} and the \setromanfont declaration. Such as in this
>>> case:
>> What do you mean "set proper spacings"?
> Sorry, I meant right kerning and lowered E.
>> With your example I get
> Could you try it with xdvipdfmx? (Example attached.)

I cannot reproduce your problems using xdvipdfmx and everything at rev.
375. \listfiles gives

 *File List*         
    book.cls    2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
    bk12.clo    2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX file (size option)
fontspec.sty    2006/08/20 v1.12 Advanced font selection for XeLaTeX
 ifxetex.sty    2006/08/12 v0.2 Provides ifxetex conditional
    calc.sty    1998/07/07 v4.1b Infix arithmetic (KKT,FJ)
 xkeyval.sty    2005/11/25 v2.5e package option processing (HA)
 xkeyval.tex    2005/11/25 v2.5e key=value parser (HA)
  eu1enc.def    2006/08/13 v0.1 Experimental unicode font encoding
  eu1lmr.fd    2005/08/29 v1.2 Font defs for Latin Modern
 xltxtra.sty    2006/06/13 v0.2 Improvements for the XeTeX/LaTeX format
graphicx.sty    1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
graphics.sty    2001/07/07 v1.0n Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
    trig.sty    1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2005/10/12 v1.3b graphics configuration of teTeX/TeXLive, exten
ded for XeTeX
   xetex.def    2006/08/10 v0.92 LaTeX color/graphics driver for XeTeX (RRM, mo
d. JK)
xunicode.sty    2005/02/26 v0.5 provides access to latin accents and many other
 characters in Unicode lower plane
    etex.sty    1998/03/26 v2.0 eTeX basic definition package (PEB)
fixltx2e.sty    2006/03/24 v1.1n fixes to LaTeX

I have not updated to the most recent version of GFS Didot, which was
released under OFS, though. 

BTW, Will: Recent versions of fontspec require one to have the OTF
versions of the Latin Modern fonts installed in the TEXMF tree. I am not
sure if it is a good idea to make that requirement. After all it is nice
that one can use something else than CM/EC/LM/... without all sorts of


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