# [XeTeX] OldStyle symbols with Hoefler Text?

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Thu Aug 19 18:39:03 CEST 2010

On Aug 19, 2010, at 10:51 AM, Alan Munn wrote:

> On Aug 18, 2010, at 1:44 PM, chagrins wrote:
>
>> With Adobe Garamond Pro, when I use
>>
>> \defaultfontfeatures{Numbers={Proportional,OldStyle}}
>>
>> ...it also outputs "lowercase" symbols - for example, the dollar sign
>> matches the numbers.
>>
>> However, in Hoefler Text, I can't get the symbols to match the
>> numbers
>> - I always get the capital dollar sign.
>
> That's because Hoefler Text doesn't have a lower case \$ sign.
>
>>
>> I can manually select the lowercase dollar sign in Hoefler Text using
>> Pages, through "Glyph Variants" in the typography panel.
>
> Then I suspect that Pages must be faking it somehow. (I couldn't
> check this with Pages, but with InDesign, no lower case \$ shows up
> in the Glyphs table.)

Actually, I spoke too soon.  It looks like it does have a lower case \$
but it's in a weird place, and has no unicode value.

>
>>
>> This seems like it could be a problem with the buggy version of
>> Hoefler Text in Mac OS X, but is there a way to manually select the
>> lowercase dollar sign glyph as a workaround?
>
> You could also fake it.  Something like:
>

So this could be replaced (just for this font).  This is not a general
solution, since the \XeTeXglyph command is completely font dependent.

\newcommand{\sdol}{{\XeTeXglyph 452}}

>
> or (if you've got a lot of \\$, but are only using the one font)
>
> \let\olddol\\$

Alan

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