[XeTeX] Small Caps Font Woes

Robert MacGregor macgregor at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 02:18:37 CET 2006

Hey Peter,

Thanks for the help!  Pardon my ignorance, but how would I go about checking
if my font definitons have Small Caps?  Sorry, I know next to nothing about
fonts.  I salvaged the Bembo fonts from an old mac not being used anymore,
and the files I have something like 9 LWFN files.

Also, if they don't have small caps definitions, it would be fine if I could
use another font for small caps, I just don't understand how to do that.  If
I set "SmallCapsFont" to something else, for example:

\setromanfont[SmallCapsFont=Hoefler Text]{Bembo}

I still don't get small caps, just regular text.

Thanks again, I really do appreciate the help.

Best Regards,
Bob MacGregor
Princeton University

On 10/30/06, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de> wrote:
> Am 30.10.2006 um 23:54 schrieb Robert MacGregor:
> > (I have the LWFN files for Bembo).  So once I realized this would
> > be hell with LaTeX, I found XeTeX and I got Bembo sort of working
> > using fontspec.
> Are you sure that your Bembo fonts contain SmallCaps?
> The most important factor is that it's a feature of advanced fonts to
> allow selection of such font features as SmallCaps (while you're
> typing "normal" characters) – in case they provide them! You can't do
> that with simple PostScript or TrueType fonts. If such a font by
> chance contains these glyphs you'd have to type the Unicode positions
> of these characters, just as the Unicode value (in hex) 20AC (8364 in
> decimal) selects the € glyph from the font – if it's there. Try this
> with Bembo!
> XeTeX does not create faked SmallCaps as some ("normal") TeX packages
> allow.
> --
> Greetings
>    Pete
> The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget
> cuts.
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