[XeTeX] Khmer font problem

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Jun 2 15:34:06 CEST 2013

On Sun, Jun 02, 2013 at 12:54:41PM +0400, Vadim Radionov wrote:
> Dear list members,
> I'm working on a Khmer dictionary (lacking any knowledge of the script and
> language) and there are some problems with compound characters.
> For example:
> \documentclass{book}
> \usepackage{polyglossia}
> \newfontface\khmerfont[Script=Khmer]{Khmer OS System}
> \begin{document}
> \khmerfont មហាសង្រ្កាន្ត
> \end{document}
> The second to last group is displayed correctly in my browser and in Emacs
> (which uses, as far as i can see, the mentioned font), but after processing
> it with xelatex it splits into several components.

That is a bug in the layout engine used by the current (old) version of
XeTeX, it is fixed in the most recent version to be released with
TeXLive 2013.

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