[XeTeX] xelatex not connecting letters in awami nastaliq font

Lorna Evans lorna_evans at sil.org
Sun Feb 21 04:27:45 CET 2021

Awami Nastaliq is a Graphite font. In XeTeX you would need to say "Awami
Nastaliq/GR". I'm not sure if that syntax would work in XeLaTeX, but
somehow you have to indicate Graphite.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 6:24 PM Kamal Abdali <kabdali at gmail.com> wrote:

> XeLaTeX (in combination with Polyglossia) is not rendering the Awami
> Nastaliq font properly. The letters in this font are being displayed
> without being connected together. I haven't encountered this problem with
> any other nastaleeq font. Nor have I seen this problem when using Awami in
> word processors.
> %demo.tex
> \documentclass[letterpaper]{article}
> \usepackage{polyglossia}
> \setmainlanguage{urdu}
> \newfontfamily\urdufont[Script=Arabic]{Awami Nastaliq}
> \newfontfamily\altnast[Script=Arabic]{Jameel Noori Nastaleeq} % or any
> other nastaliq font
> \setlength\parindent{0pt}
> \begin{document}
> عوامی نستعلیق\\
> \altnast{جمیل نوری نستعلیق}
> \end{document}
> demo.pdf attached.
> Kamal Abdali
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