[XeTeX] Absence of ligatures

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Jun 9 20:16:10 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 07:13:28PM +0100, José Carlos Santos wrote:
> On 09-06-2010 18:23, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >>I have been working on a text whose main font is DTL Unico:
> >>
> >>http://www.dutchtypelibrary.nl/Unico_rdrct.html
> >>
> >>I have just noticed that the "fi" and "fl" ligatures are not
> >>created. To be more precise: if I compile this document:
> >>
> >>\documentclass{article}
> >>\pagestyle{empty}
> >>\usepackage{xltxtra}
> >>\begin{document}
> >>\Huge
> >>\fontspec{DTLUnicoST}
> >>fi fl
> >>\end{document}
> >>
> >>I don't get the ligatures that I should get. Am I doing something
> >>wrong? Or could it be a flaw within the fonts that I am using?
> >
> >Either the font lacks proper OpenType layout code, or you need to
> >explicitly select certain OpenType script/language, you can try setting
> >Language=Latin, Language=Default, Script=Latin or any combination of
> >them and if it works.
> Thanks for the reply. Can you please tell me how should I set, say,
> Language=Latin?

The same way you set Liagtures=Common.

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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