[XeTeX] XeLaTeX PDF Glitch with Serbian Glyphs

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 11:46:42 CEST 2013

2013/9/18 Georg Duffner <g.duffner at gmail.com>:
> Am 17.09.2013 16:55, schrieb Alessandro Ceschini:
>> Hello Ross,
>> I attached the whole output, not just the pdf, in the even that you wish
>> to check the .tex file as well. I've also attached the output, that is
>> the pasted text from the .pdf as it appears on LO. The font is always
>> the same, FreeSerif, bundled with Ubuntu.
> The locl feature of FreeSerif is a bit problematic (but I’m not sure if it’s
> the only issue here, not having enough time to test thoroughly).
> FreeSerif (I tested with the version on CTAN) is a bit inconsistent in its
> glyph naming. In the attached screenshot you see the incriminated locl
> feature of FreeSerif Italic which defines
> becyrillic  → serb.be
> tecyrillic  → serb.alt_te
> decyrillic  → cyrillic.alt_de
> gjecyrillic → cyrillic.macedon_gje
> pecyrillic  → uni04E3
> gecyrillic  → imacron
Try the latest FreeSerif from the SVN and if you see errors, report
them to the developers. Steve White fixes the bugs if he gets reports.

> and in salt (not in the screenshot), there is
> shacyrillic → serb.alt_sha
> The convention on glyphnaming is, that the base name is before the dot and
> the suffix specifies the variant
> (http://sourceforge.net/adobe/aglfn/wiki/AGL%20Specification/). Thus it’s
> expected that the glyphs be named becyrillic.serb, decyrillic.alt etc.
> The replacements of pecyrillic and gecyrillic however are buggy. pecyrillic
> is replaced by uni04E3 which is the cyrillic i with macron and gecyrillic is
> replaced with latin i with macron. When copy/pasting from a pdf they may get
> pasted exactly as these i’s with macra (which in my superficial tests with
> XeLaTeX actually happens). This is the same issue as with LinLibertine which
> I described in my last mail.
> Best regards,
> Georg
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Zdeněk Wagner

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