[XeTeX] XeTeX Digest, Vol 144, Issue 15

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 20:24:35 CET 2016

Someone with better memory than me may probably help. Up to 2012 XeTeX used
ICU, since 2013 it uses HarfBuzz. Some Indic fonts do not implement all
features and thus they work with ICU, not with HarfBuzz. There is a feature
that forces XeTeX to use ICU but I forgot it and cannot find it. (gedit
uses Pango for rendering)

Zdeněk Wagner

2016-03-13 18:57 GMT+01:00 Purnendu Chakraborty <
purnendu.chakraborty at gmail.com>:

> >
> > Most probably this is not a problem of xetex but a problem of the font.
> > Have you tried to use a different Bengali font? I do not know Bengali
> but I
> > use Devanagari frequently since XeTeX was compiled in TeX Live and I do
> not
> > have problems. Many years ago there were problems with FreeFont but these
> > bugs were fixed many years ago.
> >
> > Zden?k Wagner
> I have tried using different fonts and the problem persists. I had
> some Bengali documents
> which worked fine with an older installation of TeXLive.  The problem
> appeared once I
> upgraded my distribution. Also I tried some standard TeX documents,
> compiled successfully by others
> in different system and I know how the output looks like.  Thus I
> ruled out font problems.
> Bengali text  looks alright when I write it in gedit or any other word
> processor.
> Please let me also tell you that not all the conjuncts appear messy
> but only two of them.
> Regards,
> Purnendu
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