[XeTeX] GID-only

Rembrandt Wolpert r.f.wolpert at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 04:59:27 CEST 2008

Thank you -- Garamond Premier Pro Italic:+swsh does work indeed.


On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 8:10 PM, Adam Twardoch <list.adam at twardoch.com>wrote:

> 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.
> --
> Adam Twardoch
> | Language Typography Unicode Fonts OpenType
> | twardoch.com | silesian.com | fontlab.net
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