[XeTeX] xetex and Telugu

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Tue Dec 16 15:51:31 CET 2008

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 16 Dec 2008, at 10:00, Anand Chitipothu wrote:
> Here is my tex source:
> \documentclass[twoside,a4paper,12pt]{book}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \setmainfont[Script=Telugu]{Pothana}
> \begin{document}
> ...
> \end{document}
> I don't know any details about the OpenType support in this font;  
> perhaps it is not fully compatible with xetex's shaping. We'd need to  
> see your actual source (note that the Telugu characters didn't appear  
> in the email here), as well as the result you are getting compared to  
> the correct rendering that you expected.
> You could try other fonts (I have seen a suggestion of Gautami, or  
> even Code2000) to see if this works better. The OpenType support in  
> such fonts is not always consistent.
> JK

Glad to know the other font works, but ... could the use of Pothana also 
be adversely affected by the use of fontspec *alone* without xunicode & 

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