[XeTeX] Oldstyle figures in seperate file

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu May 5 21:22:10 CEST 2011

On May 5, 2011, at 3:16 PM, Wolfgang Keller wrote:

> if the oldstyle figures are provided (together with the small caps) in
> a seperate font file (this is a truetype font), how can I tell XeTeX to
> use these for all (roman) numbers?
> Or do I have to format all my numbers explicitly as small caps to get
> the oldstyle figures?

Make a virtual font. See the fontinst documentation for more details as well as Philipp Lehman's _The Font Installation Guide_:


and Alan Hoenig's _TeX Unbound_


William Adams
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Fry Communications
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