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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jul 29 13:47:54 CEST 2013

On Jul 28, 2013, at 10:23 PM, Mike Maxwell <maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu> wrote:

> I have a simple test file that calls for the Charis SIL font.  I have downloaded the most recent version of this font (4.114), and I'm using the version of xelatex that comes in the TeXLive 2013 distribution (3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3).  While the font is supposed to have true small caps, I can only get small caps in the bold style, not the regular style.
> I'm attaching both the input LaTeX file and the PDF, and also the log file, which seems to indicate that it successfully loaded the small caps for both regular and bold.
> According to http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=ComplexRomanFontFAQ#1d1d13ef, this should work.
> Is this a problem with the font, xelatex, or me?
> (I tried to work into this email the story about there being old pilots and bold pilots, but no old bold pilots.  But I couldn't.)
> -- 
> 	Mike Maxwell
> 	maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
> 	"My definition of an interesting universe is
> 	one that has the capacity to study itself."
>        --Stephen Eastmond
> <temp.pdf><temp.tex><temp.log>


This has been explained before on this list. Use the [Renderer=ICU] option:

\setmainfont[Renderer=ICU]{Charis SIL}

and you'll get Small Caps.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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