[XeTeX] New feature planned for xetex

Bobby de Vos devos.bobby at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 00:49:22 CET 2016

On 2016-02-19 03:31, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> Note that the new features in xetex do not in any way enforce a
> particular way of writing (for Urdu or anything else). The inter-word
> spacing is primarily under the control of the font designer;
> \XeTeXinterwordspaceshaping merely makes it possible for xetex to more
> accurately follow what the font designer specified.

IIRC, the Wikipedia feature Download as PDF uses some sort of TeX engine
to create the PDFs. For such a usage (assuming XeTeX, and where the
author of the macros used does not know the content of the text being
typeset) would setting \XeTeXinterwordspaceshaping = 2 be recommended?
If the font does not take advantage of \XeTeXinterwordspaceshaping,
would then setting \XeTeXinterwordspaceshaping have no effect? That is,
could \XeTeXinterwordspaceshaping be enabled all the time, rather than
being enabled only if the font would make use of that setting?


Bobby de Vos
/devos.bobby at gmail.com/
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