[XeTeX] font problem

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu May 31 10:12:18 CEST 2012

2012/5/31 Shiva Shankar <shivably04sdst at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I am using AA_NAGARI_SHREE_L3 font for typesetting sanskrit verses.
> The ligature "tryaa"(पुत्र्या) is not coming out properly. If I copy the
> same
> word in either openoffice or html(selecting AA_NAGARI_SHREE_L3 font) page
> then ligature looks correct.
> But when i typeset it using XeLaTex system then ligature looks odd.
> Why this happens?
The problem may be in the font. As mentioned in some documents on
OpenType features and as found by Steve White, the Indic lookup tables
are not described clearly in the specification and different engines
do it in different way. When adding Devanagari to FreeSerif and
FreeSans he several times wrote me that he had to redesign the whole
tables because the font worked in one program but did not worke in
another program.

If you would like to try FreeSerif, look at my sample at
http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/freefont-devanagari/ (the page contains
the download link), or alternatively you can install TeX Live 2012
pretest, it already contains the new version of GNU FreeFont.
another sample can be found at http://cikitsa.blogspot.com/
> --
> Regards
> Shivashankar
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Zdeněk Wagner

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