[XeTeX] shrinkability and stretchability of interword space with default monotype font

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jan 24 16:34:34 CET 2016

> On Jan 24, 2016, at 8:16 AM, jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> some years ago I noticed that the interword space with the 
> default monotype font had some stretchability and shrinkability,
> which results in problems in verbatim environments when
> the line is long enough to go into the right margin.
> I raised an issue there
> https://github.com/wspr/fontspec/issues/139
> which was not very well formulated, and besides I probably
> posted at the wrong place, as this isn't a fontspec issue, 
> as stressed again by recent comment by David there:
> https://github.com/wspr/fontspec/issues/139#issuecomment-174298868
> Should I raise an issue on http://sourceforge.net/p/xetex/bugs/ ?
> please CC to my address as I don't currently subscribe to the list,
> best,
> Jean-François


Interestingly, if I specifically set the mono font, via  \setmonofont{Latin Modern Mono}, spacing is fine.

Note: to call the otf versions by name under OS X I've copied the texmf-dist/fonts/opentype directory to ~/Library/Fonts.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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