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

Peter Baker psb6m at virginia.edu
Mon Jul 12 19:38:33 CEST 2010

On 07/12/2010 11:44 AM, Will Robertson wrote:
>> If you typeset the word λόγου with and without 'hist' you will see
>> a difference.
> Thanks for the suggestion; unfortunately I think these fonts only have 
> historical ligatures (hlig) rather than historical alternates (hist).
> Cheers,
> Will

I've got an impression that it's fairly common for the hist feature to 
include just one entry: s --> longs. In my (ahem) new Eadui script font 
(at openfontlibrary.org) the hist feature medievalizes the style, 
turning it from old-fashioned-but-suitable-for-modern-text to 
nearly-a-manuscript-facsimile. Add in hlig and it becomes so authentic 
it's nearly illegible.


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