[XeTeX] German Fraktur Unicode [SaferSurf: virus free]

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Sat Jul 5 23:29:02 CEST 2008

Hi Daniel,

Daniel Hoffmann wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am using XeLaTex from MikTex 2.7 Win XP edition as a newbie.
> My editor is "Unired" which creates unicode output. I managed to
> include German, French and Greek letters into the document by
> drag'n drop, but using  \setmainfont{Alte Schwabacher}within
> Xelatex I got problems with the manual use of ligatures and
> German long-S-Character (which is quite easy using yfont
> with \swabfamily using "*a" or "s:").
> A simple drag 'n drop transfer to the editor is not possible because
> the German long-s represents the backslash in other fonts and the
> special Fraktur characters don't seem to be included in the editor's
> default font.
> Is there a tool or procedure to create unicode-representation codes
> automatically or even force XeLaTex to follow the Fraktur typesetting rules
> using .ttf fonts? How do you effectively include a greater amount of 
> special
> characters into the editor code of your .tex file?

Maybe you want to consider a special keyboard layout, which has the ſ so 
you can directly type it? I am using the ergonomic keyboard layout Neo, 
and the ſ is available. If you hale a greater amount of text in fraktur, 
this could be useful for you.
You also could type it using Alt+NUMBER, where NUMBER is the 
unicode-position of the letter you need. (for a windows system) For ſ, 
it is 017F; convert it to decimal and try it…
Hope this helps,


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