[XeTeX] Asterisks in fontspec (Was re: How to specify Fontin Sans?)

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Aug 19 11:08:04 CEST 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 07:02:57AM +0100, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> Joel C. Salomon wrote:
> >Well, the font name (as opposed to the font file name) is “Fontin Sans”,
> >and it comes in many styles.
> Curiouser and curiouser (said Alice).  I obtained my font
> names by simply opening the files, and for Fontin Sans Bold
> Italic (for example), I was told that the font name was :
> 	FontinSans-BoldItalic

That is likely the PostScript name, there are other names like family
name and full name (the later is usually the family + the style). The
family name is usually the name you pass to fontspec, unless you want a
specific face of the family then you pass the full name.

> See attached.  All five follow the same pattern, so I wonder
> why on your system / with your copies you get one font name
> when I get another ?

'otfinfo' tool reports font names and other info in a more clear way (I
can't tell from this shot what is what, I can only guess).


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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