[XeTeX] Adobe Professional Fonts and Diacritics

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Wed Sep 9 14:25:46 CEST 2015

Am Wed, 9 Sep 2015 10:19:08 +0200 schrieb
hanneder at staff.uni-marburg.de:

> As a Sanskritist I can only use fonts if they produce a few  
> diacritics, nothing fancy, just macrons
> and a few dots above or below a character. In normal LaTeX the ucs  
> package takes care of that.
> I have recently acquired a large font collection from Adobe, which has  
> all the latest
> Pro(fessional) versions of such nice fonts as Arno, Minion, Caslon  
> etc. and wanted to use them with
> my XeTeX based projects. To my great surprise, none of the fonts seem  
> to be able to produce
> underdotted letters.
> I have tried this:
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Minion Pro}
> \begin{document}
> Āāīūś  % works as expected.
> ṣṇṭḍṃḥ % just crossed out boxes.
> \end{document}
> The first line comes out nicely, the second does not. I tried  
> Openoffice, but there the second line
> is displayed by using substitute fonts. Before complaining to Adobe, I  
> have one question: Is there
> something like an option to switch on diacritics which I may have missed?

You can first try to undeclare the definition of \d{s} and so try
out if the font has an combining accent:

\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Minion Pro}
\UndeclareUTFcomposite{x1E63}{\d}{s} %first try


Āāīūś  % works as expected.
ṣṇṭḍṃḥ % just crossed out boxes.

\d{s} %Does it work?


But normally a font that doesn't have ṣ hasn't the dot accent
either, so you will probably see an "s with a crossed box".

Then you could define a default definition like the one OT1-encoding

\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Minion Pro}

   {\hmode at bgroup
\o at lign{\relax#1\crcr\hidewidth\ltx at sh@ft{-1ex}.\hidewidth}\egroup}


Āāīūś  % works as expected.
ṣṇṭḍṃḥ % just crossed out boxes.



It will look ok, but won't copy and paste correctly. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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