[XeTeX] Diacritic characters wrongly positioned

Arash Zeini arash.zeini at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 23:38:39 CET 2010

On Thursday 25 November 2010, Raphael Haase wrote:
> Dear *,
> I have an issue with diacritic characters and possibly XeTeX:
> Diacritic characters like ē (e with a bar on top) seem to be rendered on
> top of the previous one and do not take any space, so the following one is
> put in the place where it would be if there were no diacritic character at
> all.
> Here's an example of what it looks like in the PDF with an example of
> diacritical pinyin (Chinese romanization):
> http://cl.ly/240B462b04213N1t0P2o
> I am using:
> OS X Preview (OS X 10.6.4)
> XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009)
> UTF-8 encoding
> The PDF is rendered the same way with Adobe Reader on my Mac.
> Raphael


If you are using the Linux Libertine font, then this is a bug that was 
introduced in the latest release. I think it must have been fixed in the 
"sources" but not in the release. Try using another font and see whether that 
solves your problem.


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