[XeTeX] Ligatures not working using Utopia

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Aug 30 00:53:36 CEST 2008

Am 27.08.2008 um 13:52 schrieb Markus Gritsch:

> The attachment to this email contains both converted fonts, a minimal
> example using fontspec's ExternalLocation option, and the resulting
> PDF.

The difference is that UTOPIA-R.OTF has a liga table. Without this  
table XeTeX obviously can't type the typical TeX ligatures. So it  
looks to be useful to extend the standard tex-text mapping by  
standard ligatures, as proposed by Andrew Moschou ...

I made a few tests with a few fonts. Those without a liga table did  
not display ff, fi, and fl ligatures. Adding fifl-ligs map introduced  
the latter two – even PostScript fonts gained. I also found that some  
ff ligatures, or something that looks like this (coming from a kern  
table?), for example in Georgia, appeared from alone in the absence  
of a liga table.

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