[XeTeX] fontspec and a single font for multiple scripts

Volker Haas volker.haas at brainbot.com
Thu Aug 19 10:00:16 CEST 2010

Thanks for your suggestions Khaled and Pete.

I guess I'll just alter the fontfeatures when needed. Polyglossia and 
the bidi package are already in use for hyphenation, language switching etc.


On 08/18/2010 03:34 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 18.08.2010 um 13:31 schrieb Volker Haas:
>> is it possible to use a single font for multiple scripts with 
>> fontspec without doing any font switching or altering font features?
> Yes, if it supports all characters. And you would have to "divide" 
> this font into "sub-font" instances to be able to use the script 
> depending font features. This is not bad, because you would have to 
> use different language environments to use their proper hyphenation 
> etc. rules in any way. And you would have to declare writing direction 
> when it changes from default left-to right.
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