[XeTeX] GFS Didot

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jul 2 11:35:12 CEST 2008

On 2 Jul 2008, at 10:08 am, Andrew Moschou wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> It seems that GFS Didot italic is broken. This example:
> \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \def\G{αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρςστυφχψω\par}
> \def\L{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz\par}
> \def\all#1{#1\textit{#1}\textbf{#1\textit{#1}}}
> \def\fs#1{\fontspec{#1}#1:\par\smallskip\all{\L}\smallskip\all{\G} 
> \bigskip}
> \begin{document}
> \fs{Frutiger Linotype}
> \fs{GFS Didot}
> \fs{GFS Bodoni}
> \end{document}
> produces a strange result for GFS Didot italic, attached, it  
> appears that the correct metrics are used, but wrong glyphs are  
> printed. Can other people reproduce it? Would this be a bug in the  
> font or in XeTeX? The other fonts, including other GFS fonts do  
> work as expected. This is done using using XeTeX version  
> 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.2, the most recent MiKTeX update. There is no  
> problem using an unmodified out of the box TeX Live 2007 in  
> OpenSolaris.

Is it possible that you have multiple copies of the font installed,  
perhaps both .otf and .ttf formats, or something like that? I could  
imagine that leading to confusion.


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