[XeTeX] XeTeX & sanskrit: which font

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 15 13:51:30 CEST 2012

On 15/8/12 12:38, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2012/8/15 Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com>:
>> On 15/8/12 12:09, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>>> I'm not sure why the language-specific behavior in FreeSerif isn't
>>> working in Firefox; I thought that was supported, but it appears to be
>>> broken. Will try to investigate...
>> Oh, of course... it only works if you tell Firefox to use the harfbuzz
>> back-end for Indic shaping (which is still somewhat experimental). By
>> setting gfx.font_rendering.harfbuzz.scripts to -1 in about:config, it works
>> as expected, at least in current test builds (Nightly / Aurora) -- I'm not
>> sure if this is fully supported in the final release version yet.
> Maybe it is not available for CentOS 5 and I cannot afford to upgrade
> this computer now.

If your distro doesn't offer Aurora, you could presumably download it 
directly from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#aurora if 
you want to try it out.

(This is getting rather off-topic for the xetex list, though!)

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