[XeTeX] Character Variants

Fr. Michael Gilmary, mma frmichaelgilmary at maronitemonks.org
Sun Mar 27 19:09:16 CEST 2011

On Mar 27 AD 2011, at 12:49 PM, Bob Beckett wrote:

> Bob Beckett <sealbeam01 at ...> writes:
>> Can anyone help me get XeTeX to create a character variant?
>> I am using Kozuka Mincho Pr6N, which includes a variant of U+8FBB.  
>> This
>> variant is obtained by combining 8FBB with the Ideographic Variation
> Sequence
>> E0100. (I hope I'm phrasing this correctly.)
>> If I use the editor BabelPad, I can get the variant by typing:
>> 	8FBB(Alt-x)E0100(Alt-x)
>> But I don't know how to accomplish this in XeTeX. The fontspec  
>> manual says
>> that it supports character variants, but gives no examples. Not  
>> being a
>> computer person, I need a real example.

>  Thanks for all the suggestions. I had high hopes that one of them  
> would work.
> Alas, ...
> Here are the results.
> Andy's suggestion:
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \begin{document}
> \fontspec{Kozuka Mincho Pr6N}辻
> \addfontfeature{RawFeature=+expt}辻
> \end{document}
> Result:  This didn't work. It produced only the base character, not  
> the
> variant. I also tried +aalt and +salt. No go.
> David's suggestion:
> \char"8FBB\char"E0100
> Result: Didn't work. It produced the base character, followed by a  
> box with an
> X in it.
> I also copied the variant into the source, but that failed also.
> Incidentally, Kozuka Mincho is freely available for Adobe Reader.

Hi Bob:

Is your "character variant" actually a combined character ... meaning  
a combination of U+8FBB and something else?

Attached is the screen image from the character palette when I look  
for E0100. I can find the glyph at 8FBB, but I know nothing about  
CJK ....

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