[XeTeX] when one needs more than XeTeX+OT fonts?

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sat Apr 16 12:32:18 CEST 2011

Some fonts that look good when printed on a laser or inkjet printer come 
out too light when used in traditional offset printing.  You need to 
test the fonts in advance if you plan to produce a book and you want 
really high quality results.  Hinting doesn't matter when material is 
printed on a high-resolution device.

PDFs have become a standard in the printing industry and your output 
from Xe(La)TeX should print just fine.  Mine always have, anyway (but my 
stuff is text-oriented; if you are using a lot of color photos etc. 
things can get more complicated).


On 4/15/2011 8:30 AM, Kārlis Repsons wrote:

> Just I wonder what happens when the written material must be printed in a book
> (of course with technical side in mind)... Haven't tried ever, but it might be
> necessary, so would the produced PDF be enough? And fonts -- on screen it
> seems to be most important that (besides overall fitness) they have good
> hinting, but about printed material I don't know. What experience could be
> recalled here? Is there any one-for-all set of fonts or it's possible that
> font must be chosen depending on if the produced work will be printed?
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