[XeTeX] Fwd: [tex-live] XeTeX or xdvipdfmx Broken

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 17:05:32 CEST 2015

One more message that may be interesting for XeTeX users.

Zdeněk Wagner

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From: Richard Koch <richardmoncriefkoch at icloud.com>
Date: 2015-04-25 16:55 GMT+02:00
Subject: [tex-live] XeTeX or xdvipdfmx Broken
To: Jiang Jiang <gzjjgod at gmail.com>
Cc: TeXLive <tex-live at tug.org>, Herbert Schulz <herbs2 at mac.com>

Jiang Jiang,

I recompiled and tested. Great work!

I download source using rsync. I suspect I got 37043, but not 37046,
because in my tests, YuppySC and YuppTC are still broken. I’ll download
and test again this evening.

However, the following fonts are fixed:

        Apple Chancery
        Headline A

These are exactly the fonts which worked in 2014 but didn’t work this
year. They concerned me the most, and it is wonderful to see them

I believe the following are still broken

        (Yuppy SC) - maybe fixed now
        (Yuppy TC) - maybe fixed now
        Apple Color Emoji
        GB10830 Bitmap - (bitmap font, so maybe not fixable)
        Hannotate SC
        Hannotate TC
        Hansipen SC
        Hansipen TC
        ITF Devanagari
        Kohinoor Devanagari

Several of these have errors in the typesetting before even reaching
xdvipdfmx, as listed in an earlier message.

I think the last six are the important ones. In particular, we already
have bug reports from last year on the last two. Jiang Jiang is well aware
of this, knows the reason. A fix may not be easy.

Great work, everyone!

Dick Koch
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