[XeTeX] OpenType codes for non-European languages

L J Davies ljdavies at cimbri.nildram.co.uk
Wed Jul 30 23:58:13 CEST 2008

You can find a list of script codes at
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/scripttags.htm. I am not sure if
it is a complete list but it is a useful starting point.

I hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: xetex-bounces at tug.org [mailto:xetex-bounces at tug.org] On Behalf Of
Robert Zydenbos
Sent: 30 July 2008 20:10
To: Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms
Subject: [XeTeX] OpenType codes for non-European languages

I'm interested in using XeTeX for Indological work, using freely 
available OpenType fonts for Indian languages such as Kannada and Tamil. 
The XeTeX documentation gives a sample of how to use Devanagari script, 
with a command for complex layout features so that the ligatures are 
produced correctly, like:

\font\body="Raghindi:script=deva" at 10pt \body

Here the ":script=deva" tells XeTeX to use the ligature information in 
the font (in this case a Devanagari font).

Does anyone know where to get a complete list of such script codes?

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