# [XeTeX] Aggravating font deficiency, and a workaround

talazem at fastmail.fm talazem at fastmail.fm
Tue Jul 27 19:41:46 CEST 2010

Hi Ron,

Could you give a brief commentary, of what to replace and where, assuming we want to replace 'x' with 'y'?

Many thanks,
Talal

On 27 Jul 2010, at 07:36, Ron Aaron wrote:

> My Hebrew-English translation project is proceeding apace, but I just found out that the (commercial!) DavidMF font I am using does not have a yod-dagesh glyph, though the SBL Hebrew I use in other places does.  So here is a workaround (this would work for any similar lack-of-glyph problem you may have):
>
> % The 'David' font I'm using doesn't have a glyph for yod-dagesh :(  So I have
> % to fake it.  Fortunately, XeTeX does a good job of nequda placement...
> \catcodeיִ=\active
> \defיִ{\ifnum\XeTeXcharglyph"FB1D>0\char"FB1D\else\char"05D9\char"05BC\fi}
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