[XeTeX] new use of alternate glyphs and how to turn them off

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Oct 17 00:22:17 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 11:10:01PM +0100, Elliott Roper wrote:
> On 16 Oct 2010, at 22:39, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 05:21:52PM -0400, Fr. Michael Gilmary wrote:
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Thank you Nikos and Roland. Your suggestion worked as you said. And
> >> it /is/ rather odd to have the alternates loaded by default.
> > 
> > I don't have the font, so can someone try this with luatex, if you still
> > get the alternates by default then this either a fontspec issue (or a
> > font issue in case you were using different version of the font).
> OK
> Luatex does not use the alternate Q by default
> (Garamond Premier Pro version 1.1014)
> Elliott Roper

I don't know why I still feel it might be a fontspec issue, now I think
we can rule that out in a better way; by using plain (now some one will
wounder what I've against LaTeX). Something like:

\font\test="Garamond Pro Something:script=latn;language=dflt" at 10pt
\test Quest Queen Question?

Should tell whether it is really an engine issue or not.

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

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