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

Roland Kuhn rk at rkuhn.info
Sun Oct 17 00:37:28 CEST 2010

On Oct 17, 2010, at 00:22 , Khaled Hosny wrote:

> 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:
Sorry if I seemed dense, I just wanted to know your reasons for suggesting luatex.

> \font\test="Garamond Pro Something:script=latn;language=dflt" at 10pt
> \test Quest Queen Question?
> \bye
Okay, tried it: the same behavior. With "Garamond Premier Pro:script=latn;language=dflt" it's the swash Q, when I add ";-calt" I get the normal one.


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