[XeTeX] Missing ligatures (0.997)

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Tue Jul 31 15:00:50 CEST 2007

On Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 08:06AM, "Jonathan Kew" <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:
>On 31 Jul 2007, at 11:54 am, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> Using the style file below, and using xelatex with "-output-
>> driver=xdv2pdf" (to avoid the problem with the xdvipdfmx driver), the
>> basic ligatures (fi, fl, ff,...) are not showing up. Everything else
>> works just fine, even the math...
>I'm guessing that the Lucida fonts you're using don't include any AAT  
>or OpenType ligature rules. (They're old "classic" Type 1 fonts,  
>aren't they?)

Ah.... so  that's the problem.

Still, I'm curious: Would there be some way of getting XeTeX to treat the Lucida Bright tfm-based
fonts in the same way that it supports the Computer Modern fonts? If I typeset this, relying
solely on the tfm-based Lucida installation (from TUG):


%!TEX TS-program = xelatex




This is a simple finite test. $x^2+y^2=z^2$



The math comes out right (in LB), but the text appears as a generic sans serif, meaning,
I take it, that the metrics were found (the 'fi' of 'finite' appears as a box in the preview)
but not the outlines...

So near and yet so far...

So near and yest so far...

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