[XeTeX] get xetex to use best fonts

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu Feb 11 09:17:55 CET 2010

Am Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:08:17 -0500 schrieb Lon H Mitchell:

> On my system (Windows, MikTeX 2.8), I have Minion Pro fonts installed 
> both in open-type and type 1 format, the latter for use with pdflatex 
> and mnsymbol.  As a result, when I ask for Minion Pro using xetex and 
> fontspec, I get the type 1 fonts.  

That is a bit of a problem. You could use the option
"ExternalLocation" (->documentation of fontspec) to specify the font

> When using mnsymbol with xetex (and mathspec), I get type 3 fonts
> in the pdf, although the type 1 versions work fine with pdflatex.

This sounds as if xetex can't find the font. In miktex 2.7. it works
fine. Which tex system are you using?

Ulrike Fischer 

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