[XeTeX] Fontspec V3+ (was : fontspec manual 10.17 (scripts/languages))

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Jul 27 08:58:18 CEST 2010

Khaled Hosny wrote:

> AAT fonts has no notion of scripts and languages, feature tags etc. It
> is a completely different world,

Understood, but that was my very point : you may know what features
AAT fonts have, or Graphite fonts, or whatever (I don't : I don't
even know what they are !), but the end user of a font selection
mechanism should not need to know.  He/she should (IMHO) be able
to express him/herself in abstract terms and have the font
selection mechanism map these onto font-type-specific features
as appropriate.

> IMO it is not possible to have a
> "universal syntax" (there are also graphite fonts) without losing
> format specific functionality.

I am not convinced, but I respect your right to hold this opinion :-)
** Phil.

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