[XeTeX] xetex arabic fonts issue

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Jun 27 09:44:51 CEST 2010

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 10:58:20AM +0400, Abdulrahman Al-Abdusalalm wrote:
> I can confirm the following behaviour with XeteX:
> 2 identical truetype fonts (one in texmf tree and the other in system folder)
> causes problems with rendering.
> However, 2 identical opentype fonts seems to work fine without any rendering
> problems.

Are you sure you only have truetype and no opentype version installed
when you get this issue?

> Basically, I had the file originally opentype which while fiddling around I
> converted to truetype copied it to both texmf tree and system folder (/usr/
> share/fonts/ under ubuntu linux) and I got the rendering problem.
> Another issue with truetype font is that I get isolated letters instead of the
> correctly connected ones (this is true also for the Scheherazade font). I must
> be missing something when I say?
>  \font\test="Scheherazade"
>   \test ......

You have to select Arabic script, as mentioned before in this thread:


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

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