[XeTeX] OT script and language features not working

David J. Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Tue Sep 22 03:25:15 CEST 2015

Thank you, Arthur!  Everything works now.  Last night I was banging my 
head up against this and I knew I was making it harder than it was.  I 
really appreciate the flexibility that XeTeX offers in defining new 
languages and in providing access to all OT features contained in a 
font.  It's a tremendous help to those of us who work to support 
scholars of historic scripts/languages, for which implementation is slow 
in coming (if it ever does) in commonly used word processors and 
publishing programs.


On 9/21/2015 8:42 PM, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>>                                          I'm sure I am not writing the
>> commands right, but without examples to follow I am lost and hope that
>> someone can help.  Minimal example below.
>    Language and script are selected the same way as features, with the
> keys Language and Script respectively.  You thus have several commands
> at your disposal, either (untested code)
> 	\fontspec{FaliscanCDS}
> 	\addfontfeatures{Script=Old Italic,Language=Faliscan}
> or
> 	\fontspec[Script=Old Italic,Language=Faliscan]{FaliscanCDS}
> or -- the best choice in an actual document
> 	\newfontfamily\olditalicfont[Script=Old Italic,Language=Faliscan]{FaliscanCDS}
> and use then \olditalicfont for your text in Faliscan.
>    These commands of course need the Faliscan language to be defined with
> \newfontlanguage.
> 	Best,
> 		Arthur
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