[XeTeX] Nested \textit in an italic fontinstance

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Sep 12 13:07:28 CEST 2006

On Sep 12, 2006, at 5:06 AM, nickkk at phonecoop.coop wrote:

> Is the following failure to italicize a bug, a feature, or am I doing
> something wrong?


You're using _really_ old, deprecated font calls though.

> The penultimate line tells me that \textit when the fontinstance is  
> italic
> doesn't work, even though:
> \textbf when the fontinstance is bold does,
> \textbf when the fontinstance is italic does,
> \textit when the fontinstance is bold does, and
> \textit within a \textit bracket does too.
> The behaviour is not symmetrical.  The same behaviour is observed  
> with Minion
> Pro.

And it's as it was programmed back in the days of LaTeX 2.09 and before.

Use \emph{foo} instead for the desired behaviour and read the PSNFSS  
docs as a penance.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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