# [XeTeX] Nested \textit in an italic fontinstance

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 02:15:13 CEST 2006

On 13/09/2006, at 23:29 , nickkk at phonecoop.coop wrote:

> Thinking back, I realise that I'd based my subheading fontinstances
> (with
> swashes) on the example on p14 of the fontspec 1.10 documentation
> where "Hoefler Text Italic" is used as the fontname in a fontspec
> command,
> though for AAT fonts not OpenType.

Yes, I certainly don't discourage this kind of thing in the manual,
do I?
I'll see what I can do to rework things to be more clear about what's
going on.

> Would some kind of warning be appropriate if an Italic font were
> specified as
> the font name? Or did I miss it? (I'm sure I won't be the last one
> to do
> this!)

You didn't miss it ;)
I'll think it over and see if it can be done reliably.

Cheers,

Will
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