[XeTeX] CJK goodies in XeLaTeX
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Jan 10 17:19:35 CET 2008
On 10 Jan 2008, at 3:52 pm, Wilfred van Rooijen wrote:
> I am looking for a free,
> OpenType Japanese font for use on linux + xetex (I
> have been able to find many TrueType Japanese fonts,
> but no otf yet).
Note that an "OpenType" font may have either TrueType (quadratic
bezier) or CFF (cubic) glyph outlines; if it has TT outlines, it may
have either the .ttf or .otf extension. OpenType/CFF fonts are
always .otf, I believe.
The type of glyph outlines, and the file extension, is *independent*
of the question of whether the font includes OpenType Layout
features, such as 'vert' and 'vrt2' for CJK vertical typesetting.
You have to use some kind of font information utility (maybe otfinfo)
to find out what layout features the font supports; you can't tell
that from the file type. There are .ttf fonts out there with OpenType
Layout support (as well as ones without it, of course).
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