[XeTeX] Linux Libertine font problem

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Fri Aug 7 22:45:02 CEST 2009

The display name is just what it sounds like -- the name shown when you 
pull down the font menu in Word (or whatever application you are using).


Alain Delmotte wrote:
> Hi David,
> David Perry a écrit :
>> It doesn't matter what the actual font files are named, as long as the 
>> internal tables use the same name.  In other words, you could have 
>> four files called dogs.ttf, cats.ttf, goldfish.ttf, and hamsters.ttf; 
>> but if the fontmaker gave them all the name "Animals" in the fonts' 
>> name tables and set the appropriate bits to indicate normal, bold, 
>> italic, and bold italic, fontspec will find them.
> How do you find the display name?
> Alain
>>   That's why fontspec requires you to use the display name, which is 
>> the name used internally by the font, rather than the actual font 
>> filename.  Now, if you have something other than the usual four 
>> suspects, then you have to specifically tell fontspec (e.g., if you 
>> have an old font with small capitals in a separate font, or you want 
>> to use a nonstandard family such as "Animals Demi" as the boldface 
>> version for "Animals Light."
>> David
>> Alain Delmotte wrote:
>>> Isn't a problem that the font is in multiple files: Re, Bd, BI, It, C_Re
>>> Shouldn't they be called by something like:
>>> \fontspec[SmallCapsFont=Linux Libertine O Capitals,BoldFont=Linus 
>>> Libertine O Bold,....]{Linux Libertine O}

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