[XeTeX] Announcement: POLYGLOSSIA v1.0

Yves Codet ycodet at club-internet.fr
Tue Jul 15 09:50:06 CEST 2008

Dear François,

Here are a few remarks about this release.

First a tiny detail. The Greek title of polyglossia.pdf should be  
ΠΟΛΥΓΛΩΣΣΙΑ. The word πολυγλωσσία happens not  
to be attested (but is quite well formed) in ancient Greek but the  
adjective πολύγλωσσος is, with an omega since it derives  
from γλῶσσα.

In testsanskrit.pdf conjuncts are not formed and the vowel i is  
misplaced; for instance the second word should look like this:  
पारिक्षितः (hoping your mail application will  
display this correctly). Maybe it comes from the font you used. There  
is for instance this font, which is excellent and free:


I always had good results with it. You might want to switch to it for  
this test file; the output should be correct.

I forgot to tell you that in testsanskrit.tex the following code is  
now useless:


It was suggested by Jonathan to display non-breaking spaces, but it  
had already become useless with recent versions of XeTeX. Moreover  
Polyglossia now adds spaces before punctuation marks. So you might  
also want to delete all non-breaking spaces in testsanskrit.tex. You  
will find below what the new versions could be.

Best wishes,


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