[XeTeX] openType and xetex

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Jun 26 10:52:09 CEST 2012

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 09:29:32AM +0100, Youcef Mohammed wrote:
> Khaled
> thank you for your interest...
> the attached tex file is compiled with xelatex... the font used is
> "UthmanicHafs1 Ver09.otf" from KFGQPC (مجمّع الملك فهد لطباعة المصحف
> الشريف).
> you can see that the marks are not correctly positionned...
> i don't suspect the font because all is perfectly done by Windows Word
> and OpenOffice...
> Luatex makes this differently but marks are also "mal positionnés"...
> where is the problem???
> thanks again for your interest...

Looks like a bug with the ICU layout engine[1] used by XeTeX, which we
don't control.

[1] http://userguide.icu-project.org/layoutengine


PS. Funnily, all the three layout engines used by XeTeX are now
unmaintained, deprecated or both...

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