[XeTeX] Polytonic greek and XeLaTeX

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 30 23:09:23 CET 2007

I use plain XeTeX and with MinionPro haven't found it necessary to specify 
any script or other modification analogous to e.g. :+onum with the font: 
when I cut and pasted a bit of the Septuagint from a Unicode text it simply 
typeset the passage without any special instructions at all.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Kew" <jonathan_kew at sil.org>
To: "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Polytonic greek and XeLaTeX

On 30 Dec 2007, at 3:32 pm, Johannes Engel wrote:

> The attached document is compiled fine using DejaVu Serif as font, but
> omits the Omikron with spiritus when compiled using Minion Pro.
> Both of the fonts do contain the respective glyph: DejaVu Serif as a
> composed one, whereas Minion Pro contains it as a prepared glyph.

Maybe it's not relevant here, but I don't know what you mean by a
"composed" glyph compared to a "prepared" one.

> How can I tell XeLaTeX resp. ICU to use these glyphs from MinionPro?
> Greetings, Johannes
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{xltxtra}
> \setmainfont{DejaVu Serif}
> \begin{document}
> \addfontfeature{Script=Greek}Ὀνήσιμος
> \end{document}

I tried this with Minion Pro, and it seems to work fine for me:


> I'm running a newer version of xetex (the current development code),
> but I can't think of any reason this would make a difference in this
> case.
> When you try Minion Pro, does the log file show a "missing character"
> warning?
> JK


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