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

Gerrit Sangel z0idberg at gmx.de
Mon Jul 7 17:32:03 CEST 2008

Hallo Daniel,

I modified the “Breitkopf Fraktur” from Dieter Steffmann (www.steffmann.de) to 
have Opentype-Features, such as automatic ligatures, correct code points and 
so on.
It’s now licensed under the GPL, so I can send it to you.

In this font, the long s is really on the correct Unicode code point (ſ), and 
the ligatures will be done automatically using Opentype. If you don’t want to 
create a ligature, you have to set a Zero Width Non Joiner in between.

You may think about downloading the MS Keyboard Layout Creator, in which you 
can modify keyboard layouts to have the ſ in it.
Alternatively, you can just do it with a Search & Replace tool.


Am Samstag 05 Juli 2008 schrieb Daniel Hoffmann:
> 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?
> Daniel Hoffmann

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