[XeTeX] potential new feature: \XeTeXgenerateactualtext

ShreeDevi Kumar shreeshrii at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 18:49:16 CET 2016

Thank you for clarifying that this feature is independent of the font being

I was able to use it with the Siddhanta and Sanskrit2003 fonts using
Akira's builds and it is working similar to the earlier pdf.

भजन - कीर्तन - आरती @ http://bhajans.ramparivar.com

On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:54 PM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 25/2/16 05:11, ShreeDevi Kumar wrote:
>> Jonathan,
>> This is a really useful feature and I look forward to using it once it
>> is released in TLY2016.
>> Since how well the search and copy paste features work could also be
>> font dependent, I would like to test some more PDFs in unicode
>> devanagari created by this new feature using other fonts. I usually use
>> Siddhanta and Sanskrit2003 font.
> Search and copy/paste behave in highly font-dependent ways for
> applications that do NOT support ActualText (or for PDFs that do not
> include it), but for applications that support the ActualText feature, this
> should be independent of the font being used.
> If you'd like to try it with the Siddhanta and Sanskrit2003 (or other)
> fonts using Akira's builds, and confirm whether it works for you, that
> would be great. I'd like to merge the code to the xetex master branch in
> the next day or two, if no-one reports problems with it.
> (To solve the "xelatex.fmt doesn't match xetex.pool" problem, rebuild the
> xetex formats with fmtutil, as Zdeněk indicated. Or just delete the old
> xelatex.fmt file, and I expect it should be re-created as needed on the
> next run.)
> JK
>> I would appreciate if you or other members who have this feature
>> installed can provide a few more sample PDFs in devanagari  for testing.
>> Thanks!
>> - sent from my phone. excuse the brevity.
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