[XeTeX] fonts and diacritics

hanneder at staff.uni-marburg.de hanneder at staff.uni-marburg.de
Sun Jun 14 08:28:20 CEST 2015

Thank you all for the valuable comments, I learnt quite a bit on XeTeX!

Like Dominic I also thought out of loyality to use a Zapf font. I like
and have once used Aldus, so let us hope the otf-version contains all
the glyphs needed.


----- Nachricht von Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> ---------
      Datum: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 18:18:23 +0200
        Von: Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>
Antwort an: "XeTeX (Unicode-based TeX) discussion." <xetex at tug.org>
    Betreff: Re: [XeTeX] fonts and diacritics
         An: "XeTeX (Unicode-based TeX) discussion." <xetex at tug.org>

> I think both Junicode and LM have charsets that cover Indological use
> well.  Personally, I'm not so keen on Times-like fonts, so I tend not to
> use Junicode.  I have done books with CM (<>LM) fonts in the past, and I
> have the highest respect for Don Knuth's work and the Modern style, but
> again, my current tastes are towards more classic styles like Bembo,
> Palatino, Baskerville, etc.  With Hermann Zapf's recent passing, I feel
> some loyalty to using Palatino at the moment.
> Sanskrit 2003 is my favourite font containing Devanagari, if give a little
> horizontal stretching*, and it also contains a Roman font (Times-Roman
> like).  So it's quite convenient for typesetting mixed Roman/Nagari text in
> a simple way, especially since the hyphenation tables for Sanskrit contain
> both Devanagari and Roman at once.
> Best,
> Dominik
> * For using the Devanagari on its own:
> \setmainfont[FakeStretch=1.08,
> Script=Devanagari,
> Language=Sanskrit,
> Mapping=velthuis-sanskrit]
> {Sanskrit 2003}
> On 13 June 2015 at 13:26, Nathan Sidoli <nathan.sidoli at utoronto.ca> wrote:
>>  Dear Dominik,
>> Do you have any opinion on Junicode or Latin Modern for transliteration
>> from Indic languages?
>> Best,
>> Nathan

----- Ende der Nachricht von Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> -----


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