[XeTeX] Xetex and type1 font
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Mon Sep 19 11:57:52 CEST 2011
Am Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:02:59 +0200 schrieb
rhino64 at postmail.ch:
> Hi All,
> I know that XeTeX can use type1 font like traditionnal TeX engines (by
> reading tfm, fd files etc.).
> In addition, XeTeX seems too to be able to use the type1 fonts installed on the system.
> But unlike for the OpenType font where all the information about the characters
> (kerning table, ligature table etc.) is located inside the font file, a useful
> subset of this information is located in the AFM file in the case of type1 font.
> My question is then: can XeTeX use such information and in the case it can,
> how can it use it ? Should the AFM files be located in the same directory
> as the type outlines description (for instance when the font is loaded by file
> name instead of font name)?
A search in the archive of the mailing list got this:
Which in short means that informations in the afm are partly used if
found. The search path is not described but fonts/afm in a texmf
tree sound logical. As it seems that ligatures don't work I would
say that you should avoid it. (I don't know if this has changed in
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