[NTG-context] XeTeX working on Windows as well !!!

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jun 6 20:53:10 CEST 2006


Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On 6/6/06, Hans Hagen wrote:
>   
>> hm, i didn't try that fc stuff yet
>>     
>
> One of the most important things about XeTeX :(
>
>   
but i'm not in that hurry to use the platform fonts -)
> While talking about fonts: do you have any suggestions about (old)
> Type1 (ec-encoded) fonts? The problem is that XeTeX handles them as if
> they were Latin1/Unicode-encoded (if you type in Yen, you'll get
> whatever glyphy is present at that slot independint of font encoding),
> so the only way to get other characters from EC encoding is to:
> a) "redefine" (make active) some parts of Unicode (\def�{\ccaron})
>   
isn't that what \enableregime[ec] does?
> b) extend XeTeX, so that it knows which glyph is "hidden" on which slot
> c) forget about support for Type1 fonts
>
> Another thing to adapt is (again :) the \enableregime macro (see
> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Encodings_and_Regimes_in_XeTeX for some
> notes about that), so that regimes will work with XeTeX as well. Two
> possibilities are:
> a) \XeTeXinputencoding "somename" for native XeTeX handling, but with
> the same problems with EC fonts as above
> b) \XeTeXinputencoding "bytes" + loading the regime definitions with
> exactly the same behaviour as in pdfTeX, but without the support for
> non-latin regimes
>   
well, if you prepare a test file (including font defs and a recepi) i can have a look,

Hans 

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