[XeTeX] Font corruption (?) problem
kfeuerherm at wlu.ca
Tue Nov 9 00:38:59 CET 2010
OOPS I meant to send this off-list. My apologies.
>>> On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 3:29 PM, in message <4CD81756.94AB.00CC.0 at wlu.ca>,
"Karljurgen Feuerherm" <kfeuerherm at wlu.ca> wrote:
> Hi again,
> With respect to the problem you mentioned to me... I was speaking with the
> colleague who put me on to Linux Libertine in the first place; he thinks it
> may have to do with the fact that the ligatures are stored in the PUA, and
> that consequently if another font is applied one might get the characters
> reinterpreted with whatever other glyphs are in there.
> I don't know whether that is likely to be the case or not, but it's a
> thought for you to pursue if you wish.
>>>> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 3:49 PM, in message
> <6CC89569-309D-4C81-9143-E1C324001BE7 at mq.edu.au>, Ross Moore
> <ross.moore at mq.edu.au> wrote:
>> Hello Karljurgen,
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On 07/11/2010, at 2:51 AM, "Karljurgen Feuerherm" <kfeuerherm at wlu.ca> wrote:
>>> I have a peculiar problem that's driving me crazy.
>>> I'm using a MacBook Pro under Snow Leopard and MacTex, installed a few
>>> months back.
>>> I have a XeTeX source file (see below) which compiled fine, and
>>> produced a nice PDF. I then copied four lines from the PDF and pasted
>>> them into MS Word so I could run a character count.
>> Why use Word for the character count?
>> In a terminal, the wc command will do this, returning the number of lines,
>> words and characters.
>> E.g. wc myfile.tex will give these numbers.
>> Or if your sources have lots of TeX macros, then copy from the PDF and paste
>> into a TextEdit document, or into any text editor application and save as
>> Then run wc on that.
>> Just keep clear of Word, when you don't really need it.
>>> Word told me there
>>> was a problem (Bad Font) with the font (Linux Libertine O) and that it
>>> would try to disable the font.
>> Thank you for sharing this experience.
>> By the way, if Libertine is your font, and you are extracting text from
>> PDFs, would you please check a problem that someone else reported recently.
>> This was concerning ligatures not copying correctly; the ff fi fl ffl ffi
>> ligatures would not paste as the separate letters, from Acrobat Reader as
>> PDF browser, but as capitals U, V, ... according to their glyph position in
>> the Type1 font. This was using dvips+gs and the libertine.sty package,
>> than XeTeX, but it would be good to have evidence that it works fine using
>> other methods.
>> Hope this helps,
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