[XeTeX] Problem getting ffi ligature (Pander)

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Jun 25 13:25:57 CEST 2009


Which version xelatex do you use? (Pander texlive 2008)
Which version of the font do you use? (Pander 1.103)
Which architecture are you on? (Pander intel 64 bit dual core)
Which operating system do you use? (Pander Ubuntu 9.04)

himself 12 years into his latex career and sometimes asking the same
question ;)

Dr J.D. Billett wrote:
> 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.
> Jesse

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