[XeTeX] difficulty with ancient greek diacriticals in XeTeX with Gentium Plus

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Jul 20 21:00:18 CEST 2013

On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 06:56:49PM +0100, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 20/7/13 18:01, Richard Cobbe wrote:
> >To summarize: it looks like there are some problems with Gentium Pro, and
> >I'll send a list of all of the issues I've noticed to Lorna Evans off-list.
> >
> >I can either wait for a release of the font that fixes these problems, or I
> >can switch to using precomposed characters with XeTeX.  And it looks like I
> >can do this either with the TECKit map that Nathan Sidoli provided, or by
> >changing the program that I'm using to generate the XeTeX input.
> I haven't followed this thread in detail, but has anyone suggested
> (and have you tried) simply setting the option
>   \XeTeXinputnormalization = 1
> in your document?

Or switch to XeTeX 0.9999 which render both correctly (didn’t look
deeper, but I suspect it is HarfBuzz’s normalization).

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