[XeTeX] GID-only

Adam Twardoch list.adam at twardoch.com
Thu Oct 9 03:10:36 CEST 2008

William Adams wrote:
>> Adobe's Garamond Premier Pro has many italic upper-case swash- 
>> letters which are not accessible through the "Contextuals" option,  
>> since they have no unicode allocation. They only have a GID. Is  
>> there a way to include them in xe(la)tex? Any hint would be welcome.
> Have you checked to see if they're mapped as stylistic alternates?  
> (salt tag).
> If not, file a feature request w/ Adobe that they be so tagged.

Swash letters should not be accessible through the "salt" OpenType
Layout feature, but through the "swsh" (Swash) feature, which is
dedicated specifically for them.

And yes, the swash letters in Garamond Premier Pro Italic are acessible
through the "swsh" OpenType Layout feature, so there is no need to file
anything with Adobe. Just use the feature in XeTeX as you would with any
other OpenType Layout feature.


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