[XeTeX] hyphenation in adobe garamond pro

Nicolas Vaughan nivaca at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 19:10:27 CEST 2009

As far as I know, the tiled hyphen wasn't in C. Garamond's original designs
(I haven't find it in them yet!), but it is something pertaining more to the
Centaur typeface.
See: http://i28.tinypic.com/13z78uo.jpg

But also see the Poliphilius typeface:

I believe this was done in imitation of the copyists' work. See e.g. this
beautiful 15th century manuscript of the book I of Ockham's Prologue to the


On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Michael Saunders <odradek5 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I can't find an example, but I'm pretty sure that the tilted dash was
> a characteristic of Claude Garamond's work in the 1530s--40s, and was
> based on Venetian designs of the century before that, e.g. this one
> from 1499:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Manutius.jpg
> In other words, your font files are not in error and there is no
> problem to be fixed, unless you don't like Garamond.
> -- m
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 11:21 PM, Bob Yu<tocalert at gmail.com> wrote:
> > dear all,
> > i am trying to use adobe garamond pro font. however i found the
> hyphenation
> > "dash" is not straight but tilted, see the attached picture? how can i
> solve
> > this problem?
> > thanks a lot.
> > bob
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