[XeTeX] Res: Res: small caps not searcheable

Flavio Costa flaviocosta at yahoo.com.br
Tue Aug 4 18:29:22 CEST 2009

> > What do you mean by "use only the faulty ones"?
> Artificial small caps (like from MS Word).

Well... I'd rather live with the searching problem than faking small caps. Digital Typography is tricky, we have to worry not only with how the text looks like but also with how functional it is.

> Me too. I once received a message from Akira Kakuto (2008-08-13) on this list. A test file uses in
> the preamble:
>    \usepackage{atbegshi}
>   \AtBeginShipoutFirst{\special{pdf:tounicode UTF8-UCS2}}

I will have a look into that, maybe it's not THAT difficult to create a cmap including just the few A-Z small caps characters that need special handling.

> BTW, which XeTeX are you using? That from Mac TeX 2008? Or some Linux variant of TeX Live 200x?

MiKTeX-XeTeX 2.7.3246 (0.999.7 svn 820) (MiKTeX 2.7)


Flavio Costa

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