[XeTeX] Mixed Roman and Indian alphabets for Sanskrit

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Feb 14 17:20:59 CET 2017

Am Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:58:25 -0700 schrieb Dominik Wujastyk:

> So why does Polyglossia make \devanagarifont and \sanskritfont equivalent?
> There should be no such entity as \sanskritfont.  Sanskrit isn't a font or
> a script, it's a language.

Sure, as neither russian nor german are scripts. Nevertheless when
switching to russian you normally expect that the font setup
switches to cyrillic and when switching to german you want a latin

This means when you set up packages to change languages you can't
avoid to have to worry about scripts too. 

Btw: when doing this here


The you shouldn't confuse the two occurances of the Script-key.
The first Script-key is processed by polyglossia, the second by
fontspec. They are related but not identical.

Ulrike Fischer 

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