[XeTeX] cannot get Hoefler text to work with XeTeX

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Thu Mar 19 14:31:52 CET 2009

Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,


> At least for the curly `e's, etc. I've used
> \usepackage{xltxtra}
> \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
> \setromanfont 
> [Scale=1.05,ItalicFeatures={Contextuals={NoLineFinal,NoLineInitial}}] 
> {Hoefler Text}
> with success.

Yes ... it works! Not only for the final e, but also for final n, m, t, 
etc... as well as the *word* initial w which occurs *after* punctuation 
(like a comma). Curious.

And thanks to Will R. as well, although I gave up on that 'solution' 
about 2 years ago! Nevertheless, it seems that with this version of 
Hoefler that we have here, the lining numbers will have to be added with 
GIDs. Also, the option Alex gave [Fractions=On] only gave me another 
warning that it's not available. I don't see fraction glyphs for this 
font ... unless they're constructed in some way. But that's no crisis, 
at least for me, since typesetting math isn't my bag.

Thanks to all.

United in adoration of Jesus, 

fr. michael gilmary, mma

Most Holy Trinity Monastery
67 Dugway Road
Petersham, MA 01366-9725

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