[XeTeX] [OT] Free fonts for fontspec examples?

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 09:15:49 CEST 2010

Dear all,

I'm trying to improve the examples in the fontspec manual. As well as improving the examples already there, I'd like to eliminate the use of any non-free fonts so that others can compile the manual without trouble.

I've got a few areas I'm stuck on, since my font repertoire isn't very large.

1.  Does anyone know of any free fonts that have optical size variants?

2.  I'm looking for examples which use (and don't need too many explanations) the following features:

- Contextual swashes (cswh)

- Uppercase spacing/kerning (cpsp)

- Historical style (hist)

Does anyone have any good ideas here?

3.  All of my Japanese examples use the Hiragino fonts distributed with Mac OS X; are there any free alternatives I can use that supports features such as ruby, kana style, annotations, "CJK Shape", and so on?

4.  I'm aware that I'm not fully covering the OpenType feature list in fontspec. Has anyone noticed obvious areas that should be included? (And, if so, suggestions on how they should be used with examples would be very, very helpful.)

Many thanks,
-- Will

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