[XeTeX] bug in fontspec?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 19 14:25:23 CEST 2010

On Oct 18, 2010, at 8:36 PM, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 2010-10-19 03:30:24 +1030, Pablo Rodríguez <oinos at web.de> said:
>> as Ulrike Fischer has noticed
>> (http://tug.org/pipermail/xetex/2010-October/018895.html), fontspec
>> enters in a loop italics are defined as slanted:
>> 	\def\itdefault{sl}
> This problem, funnily enough, has existed pretty much forever. I guess you're the first person to use the slides class with fontspec :)
> This is now fixed in the nightly build of fontspec, which you can install iff you have TeX Live 2010 with the following command:
> tlmgr --repository http://tlcontrib.metatex.org/2010 update fontspec
> (more details here: <http://latex-alive.tumblr.com/post/1303450459/a-little-bit-of-tlcontrib>)
> The 
> package source on GitHub (http://github.com/wspr/fontspec) contains the latest version as well, of course.
>> (I thought I had already reported this issue
>> [http://tug.org/pipermail/xetex/2010-October/018895.html], but due to
>> the lack of proper description, it hasn't been taken as a proper bug
>> report.]
> Sorry, I'd missed this. I don't necessarily follow this list exhaustively.
> Will


How long in testing before you submit the update to CTAN/TeX Live?

Is the fix for the expl3 problem local to fontspec too (i.e., in this update) or will that need a change to expl3?

No push... just like information.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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