[XeTeX] "new-babel", was: Ancient Greek hyphenation

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 21:01:41 CEST 2007

On 24/04/2007, at 4:23 , Arthur Reutenauer wrote:

>> (3) I agree with you but (4) definitely not -- you *want* to switch
>> fonts when you switch languages in order to activate any
>> language-specific OpenType features (although you often won't when
>> switching between European languages). Don't forget that you need
>> separate \font declarations to do this.
>   We need it in the current state of affairs, because as Jonathan
> pointed out a couple of weeks ago, it's not possible to tell XeTeX
> “switch to language XXX, using the same font”, but is there any other
> reason why we would like to do it?

You're unlikely to find a single font that contains high quality  
Japanese + Roman + Arabic letters. Plus whoever knows how many other  
languages with other alphabets. Sure, it'd be great if that were  
possible but it's not practical.


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