[XeTeX] bold small caps, but no regular small caps

Lorna Evans lorna_evans at sil.org
Fri Aug 2 16:38:14 CEST 2013

> On 2013-08-02 06:40, Georg Duffner wrote:
>> I tried to reproduce the above behaviour by deleting and adding
>> different versions – without success.
> In my case (I'm the OP), the problem indeed turned out to be with my 
> font files--I had two versions of the CharisSIL font files, with 
> slightly different names.  Apparently it (Cygwin, and therefore 
> XeLaTeX) was picking up the older ones, which were known to have 
> issues with small caps.  I imagine this problem could occur in other 
> OSs, since the font file naming issue would affect those systems too.
Most OSes use installed fonts so they wouldn't have this problem. This 
is because XeTeX (and XeLaTeX) give the facility to point at a 
particular physical font that may not even be "installed". In this case 
it apparently just chose the first one it found.


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