[XeTeX] cannot get Hoefler text to work with XeTeX

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Thu Mar 19 01:42:18 CET 2009

On 18.03.2009, at 23:27, Fr. Michael Gilmary wrote:

> Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>>> I don't think it works like that
>> It does for me, I tested it. What version of Hoefler Text do you  
>> have? Mine is 6.0d7e1, dated 2007-09-11, from Mac OS 10.5.4
>>> At least that's what I get here. If you "explode" the Hoefler  
>>> Text suitcase (using fondu), you'll find that the fonts are .ttf.  
>>> Do they work as AATs do?
>> Yes, that's exactly the same information. You should see a morx  
>> table in you TrueType fonts. Arthur
> Aha! Now I'm learning some more of the Hoefler Text Mystery! I'm  
> working on Mac 10.4.11.
> My Hoefler version number is 5.0d7e2 dated March 7, 2005. And,  
> looking with FontForge, yes, I've found the morx table.
> Attached you'll see the ATSUI palette (I think) which shows the  
> possible variations with the numbers. But whenever I've tried using  
> options [Numbers=OldStyle] or [Numbers=Lining] I only get the  
> warnings and no change. Maybe it's called something else in this  
> version of Hoefler? I don't have time right now ... but I'll try to  
> run AATinfo.tex (or whatever it's called) on it to see what's there.
> I've also never been able to fix the funny 'tails' on italics from  
> Hoefler. Even Jonathan's XeTeX-notes.pdf has examples of the tails  
> on italics as he uses Hoefler for that document. It seems to be  
> contextual, but also uncontrollable, at least for me. Any clues  
> about that?
> All suggestions are appreciated.

Struggled with this quite a bit but in the end this helped me  
suppress the contextuals:
\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text,HyphenChar=-,ItalicFont={Hoefler Text
=On]{Hoefler Text}



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