[XeTeX] Eadui font (and contextual alternates)

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sun Jul 11 23:32:38 CEST 2010

Thanks to Peter for creating and releasing this font.  Eadui is an 
amazing piece of work.  If you have a serious interest in what can be 
done with OT features, you should at least look at the PDF documentation 
if you didn't do so before.  And thanks to XeTeX (along with fontspec) 
for giving Windows and Linux users access to advanced typography; that's 
why I decided to learn Xe(La)TeX.

I used Eadui to set a sample text in the book I'm currently finishing. 
One issue came up during that process: the contextual alternates (calt) 
feature should be on by default, according to the OpenType spec; but it 
isn't in XeTeX.  Why not?  Can/Should that be changed?


Peter Baker wrote:
> Many thanks to those who tested my Eadui font, which tries to faithfully 
> reproduce the English Caroline Minuscule hand of the eleventh-century 
> Canterbury scribe Eadui Basan. I've released version 1.0 under the Open 
> Font License on the Open Font Library website:
> http://openfontlibrary.org/files/psb6m/177
> Many OpenType features: all the heavy testing was done in XeTeX.
> Happy summer to all,
> Peter Baker
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