[XeTeX] Wacky behavior of XeLaTeX in TeXLive 2011

Andy Lin kiryen at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 20:10:30 CET 2011

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 08:48, Alessandro Ceschini
<alessandroceschini.it at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why should fontspec try to load a crappy slanted shape in the first place?

Slanted =/= crappy. You have have optically adjusted obliques for sans
serif typefaces. You can even have slanted serif fonts. Computer
Modern had a set of them. It ultimately comes down to using them

But to actually answer your question, fontspec tries to load it
because the command exists. It's designed to provide a working font
setup, which means populating all the font commands.


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