# [XeTeX] unicode characters not showing in xelatex

Jacobo Myerston jmyerston at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 23:11:13 CEST 2011

I figured it out. Now I got everything working. Thanks for you help.

On Apr 19, 2011, at 2:32 AM, John Was wrote:

> Hello
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> I don't know if it will be of much help, but when I want to bring in a character from another font (such as the upper half-brackets U2E22 and U2E23 you're having trouble with), I make the character active so that whenever TeX encounters it, it fetches it from another font which does have it. E.g.:
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> \catcode"2E22=\active
> \def⸢{\leavevmode {\otherfont \char"2E22}}
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> And if you find there is some undesirable visual effect, such as bunching up of this alien character, or that it isn't quite at the right height, you can add any necessary commands to this to make it look right in your main font. E.g.
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> \catcode"2E22=\active
> \def⸢{\leavevmode {\otherfont \raise 0.15em \hbox{\char"2E22}}\kern 0.1em}
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> Hope this helps - I'm not a LaTeX user but as far as I know these basic plain TeX commands usually work.
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> John
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacobo Myerston" <jmyerston at gmail.com>
> To: "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
> Sent: 18 April 2011 20:29
> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] unicode characters not showing in xelatex
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>> \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra,xunicode}
>> \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
>> \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX, Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine O}
>> \newfontfamily\greek{Times New Roman}
>> \newfontfamily{\akk}{Linux Libertine O Italic}
>> \newfontfamily{\sux}[Letters=SmallCaps]{Linux Libertine O}
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>> All these fonts work in osx apps. Libertine works for me better than Times New Roman in xelatex: it displays the subscript unicode numbers, but not some special brackets used for critical editions: ⸢ and ⸣. I also get a segmentation fault when trying to use DeJaVu Sans fonts.
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>> Jacobo
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>> On Apr 18, 2011, at 2:22 PM, Mike Pomax Kamermans wrote:
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>>> Hi Jacobo,
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>>>> I'm experiencing problems with xelatex and unicode subscript numbers. They work well in osx applications like Texshop and openoffice but they are not displayed in the final pdf generated by xelatex.
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>>> Have you made sure to load the appropriate fonts? (is there a \package{fontspec} and \setmainfont{My Unicode Supporting Font} line in your preamble, for example?). TexShop and OpenOffice pick their own "whichever works best" fonts, XeLaTeX will only use the fonts you tell it to.
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>>> - Mike "Pomax" Kamermans
>>> nihongoresources.com
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