[XeTeX] Question about emulated font features.

Michael B. Trausch mike at trausch.us
Wed Dec 19 21:46:28 CET 2007

First off, I want to say that I have absolutely been happy so far with
my use of XeTeX, and it has filled a hole in what I have wanted out of
the eTeX software that I have been using up until I found this.

However, there is a slight issue that I have not with XeTeX, but with
many of the fonts that I use:  They do not support OpenType features, do
not have variants for things like old-style numbers, small caps, etc.

I was wondering if these font features can be emulated (of course at the
cost of appearance) in XeTeX/XeLaTeX, by XeTex itself, or if there need
to be some sort of complex macros developed in order to do it.  Also, I
would be interested in emulating the slanted (not italic) letter style;
is this also possible?


Michael B. Trausch                                   mike at trausch.us
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