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

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Jul 31 17:01:14 CEST 2013


There is two issues; an oversight in XeTeX 0.9999 caused it to prefer
Graphite over OpenType tables for fonts containing both, which breaks
fontspec’s activation of optional OpenType features. This affects all
font styles of course, and can be simply fixed by explicitly selecting
the OpenType renderer.

Mike has an issue with smallcaps, that affecting the regular style only
and is not fixed by using the OpenType renderer, whether both are the
same issue is not clear to me since I can not reproduce Mike’s.


On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 09:22:49AM -0500, Lorna Evans wrote:
> As one of the people who works on Charis SIL, I'd like to understand
> this problem better. Is the problem in TeXLive 2013 or in the Charis
> SIL font? Is the problem with a certain version of Charis SIL? (I'd
> prefer v 4.110 be used rather than 4.112 or 4.114).
> I don't have fontspec set up. Does anyone know whether fontspec is
> calling "smcp" or "c2sc"? (both smcp and c2sc are implemented in the
> fonts so it shouldn't matter, but I'd like to know which it uses).
> It doesn't make any sense to me that there is no problem in bold but
> a problem in regular. The font is built using scripts run on all 4
> faces at the same time.
> FYI: we are in the process of making a new version of Charis SIL so
> we'd like to find out where the bug is.
> Thanks,
> Lorna
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] bold small caps, but no regular small caps
> From: Mike Maxwell
> To: heer
> Date: 7/30/2013 11:23 PM
> >On 7/30/2013 1:33 AM, heer wrote:
> >>I've just tested your temp.tex with TeXLive in Ubuntu version
> >>12.4 and it works perfectly.  I
> >>think it's the 2009-15 version of TeXLive. I've attached the
> >>temp.pdf file that it produced.
> >
> >I think the older version did work ok.

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