[XeTeX] Mixed Roman and Indian alphabets for Sanskrit (was: what is \setmainfont used for?)

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 22:41:26 CET 2017

This discussion reminds me of a long-standing question in my mind.
 hyph-sa.tex contains hyphenation rules for Sanskrit in several different
scripts, including Latin script.

The Polyglossia file gloss-sanskrit.ldf contains codes for invoking many of
the scripts in which the Sanskrit language is written, such as Devanagari,
Gujarati, Malayalam and so on.  But there isn't a rule for saying, for
Sanskrit, [Script=Latin].

How would this be done?  I've been looking at commands like
\xpg at fontsetup@latin,
but it's quite hard (for me) to see what's going on.  (I should get the doc

Has someone already solved or addressed this, or am I wrong about it in
some way?

The idea would be to be able to say



Actually, the more I play with this, the less I understand what's going
on.  I thought I had Polyglossia nailed, but I don't.   Why doesn't
\sanskGujarati set my text in Gujarati script?


On 10 February 2017 at 03:10, Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de> wrote:

> Am Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:54:09 +0100 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:
> > OK, I have a newer version. Maybe the bug is known and was fixed just a
> few
> > days ago.
> What do mean by that you have newer version? Your fontspec is from
> 2016 and mine from 2017.
> And yes the bug is known. I discussed it two weeks ago with Will.
> --
> Ulrike Fischer
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