[XeTeX] Charis SIL glyph variants
Benct Philip Jonsson
bpj at melroch.se
Tue Nov 18 11:03:11 CET 2008
On 2008-11-17 Jonathan Kew wrote:
> %%%%%% test file %%%%%%%
> \font\x="Charis SIL" at 12pt
> \font\y="Charis SIL/GR:Uppercase Eng alternates=Large eng
> on baseline"
> at 12pt
> \x This is Charis with the default capital Eng, J.
> \y This is Charis with an alternate capital Eng, J.
> %%%%%% end %%%%%%%
Thanks for the help. I have some follow-up
So I can't get at it through fontspec?
Do I have to use TeX rather than LaTeX font definition
commands? I have nothing against it, I just want to know.
Perhaps I could do something like
%%% example %%%
\font\alteng="Charis SIL/GR:Uppercase Eng alternates=Large
eng on baseline" at 11pt
% And then in the document
%%% end %%%
> Although both capital Eng characters in the source are
> simply U+014A,
> they will render with different glyphs because of the
> optional feature
> applied in the second font definition.
> Unfortunately, it turns out that a bug in xetex 0.999.6
> (and earlier)
> means that it will go into an infinite loop if you try
> this, but if
> you can build 0.999.7 from the source in Subversion (from
> either the
> xetex or texlive repositories), it should work.
So I'll have to compile it myself? :-/
What are the right commands, including those to
download from Subversion? Mind you I'm originally a
philologist, not a computer scientist, and I just
recently went over to Linux!
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
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