[XeTeX] fontspec and Italian babel

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 13:30:01 CET 2007

On 01/02/2007, at 19:37 , Bruno Voisin wrote:

>  From what I've seen on this list, I got the impression that the
> current default choice of the Latin Modern fonts by fontspec, instead
> of the former default choice of Computer Modern, which is also the
> LaTeX default, is creating more problems than it solves. Especially
> since it seems many packages out there expect this default choice of
> CM. Maybe compatibility should be favored, to the detriment of
> functionality. Will, what do you think?

Very possibly, yes.
The ramifications do seem to be greater than I expected.
I haven't made up my mind one way or the other, yet.
On the other hand, it does make things easier for people newly coming  
to XeTeX who don't realise that the "default fonts" are very very  
basic if it was left at CM. We'll see how it goes, but I'm not  
opposed to switching back to only loading LM if requested.


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