[XeTeX] Using OpenType fonts of 2048 em-width glyphs with xelatex, using fontspec

Georg Duffner g.duffner at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 17:42:54 CET 2015

Am 2015-11-02 um 15:06 schrieb Hugo Roy:
> ↪ 2015-11-02 Mon 11:58, Georg Duffner <g.duffner at gmail.com>:
>> Have you tried to compile the 2048upem font as a TTF to see if the
>> problem was gone? I once saw problems with a 1024upem otf but can’t
>> remember where it was. If scaling down is not an option for you, you
>> probably better choose TTF as output.
> Ha, well, that works too. But are there no downsides to this?

The biggest downside I can think of is that TTFs depend on good hinting
on many Microsoft software (on the other hand, CFF fonts can look ugly
on Windows too). But I think, ttfautohint is advanced enough for that
task. There’s probably a difference in file size but I don’t know if
that matters in your case.

Best regards,

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