[XeTeX] combining characters in isolation

Mike Maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Sun Jul 11 21:45:01 CEST 2010

David Perry wrote:
> Khaled Hosny wrote [quoting David Perry]:
>>> That's a great suggestion; I would definitely try it if you have a
>>> tool that will show you what the glyph ID for the character you want
>>> is, since XeTeX provides that handy command \XeTeXglyphXXXX.
>> Put glyph IDs are very unportable, it will definitely not work across
>> fonts, and my be even between different versions of the same font.
> Absolutely correct.  My enthusiasm came from the fact that the original 
> poster had tried a bunch of things, none of which had worked.  Calling 
> the character by glyph ID certainly should fix his immediate problem--I 
> have used it this way a couple of times and it has always succeeded.

Thought about the glyph ID route, but unfortunately this is all about 
portability.  The files we're creating are actually in DocBook XML, and 
get converted to Xelatex by dblatex.  So I'm afraid the glyph ID idea 
won't work...
    Mike Maxwell
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