[XeTeX] Problem getting ffi ligature (Pander)

Dr J.D. Billett jdb43 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Jun 25 13:15:39 CEST 2009

Gareth, Peter, Pander, thanks all very much!

> Pander wrote:
> works for me:
> \fontspec{TeX Gyre
> Termes}\addfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}\addfontfeatures 
> {Ligatures=Common}IJ
> ff ffi ffl fi fk fl ij

This doesn't work for me.  I wonder what the difference is.

> Peter Baker wrote:
>> You could
>> report this to the developer(s) as a bug and hope for a fix, or you
>> could get a copy of FontForge and fix it yourself.

I downloaded FontForge, and it's pretty much Greek to me.  I couldn't  
see any one GSUB table to edit.  The little group that includes ffi  
and fi seemed to me to be ordered as you and Gareth suggest it should  
be (f_f_i first, followed by f_i).  But obviously I'm not looking in  
the right place!  I've copied our correspondence in the "Contact"  
form of the GUST website.  Maybe some help will be forthcoming.

Eight years into my TeX/LaTeX career, I find myself asking, Why can't  
this crap just work out of the box?  But then I remember that it's  
free and that once I get it working it will be better than anything I  
could buy.  Any informal tips on how to fix this in FontForge would  
be greatly appreciated.


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