[NTG-context] Font fallback

Hans Åberg haberg-1 at telia.com
Mon Dec 3 20:58:41 CET 2018

> On 3 Dec 2018, at 19:35, Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hans Åberg schrieb am 03.12.18 um 19:22:
>> I can't get create a font fallback in the the example below, so some input is welcome. It works when using STIX2 only (the commented out part), but somehow the font name is not recognized in the fallback, not when using what is listed by 'mtxrun --script fonts --list --all'.
>>>> \definefontfamily[stix-two][mono][Stix Two Text]
>> \definefontfamily[stix-two][math][Stix Two Math]
>> %\setupbodyfont[stix-two,10pt]
>> \definefallbackfamily [mainface] [rm] [Stix Two Text] [range={02070,0208F}]
>> \definefallbackfamily [mainface] [serif] [Stix Two Text] [range={02070,0208F}]
> 1. You’re creating the same fallback two times because rm=serif.

Thanks, I was sort of aware of that, but expected at least one to be valid. :-)

> 2. To pass a range use “-” as separator.
> \definefallbackfamily [mainface] [serif] [Stix Two Text] [range={02070-0208F}]

This was the issue. It works now.

>> \definefallbackfamily [mainface] [mono] [Stix Two Text] [range={02070,0208F}]
>> \definefallbackfamily [mainface] [math] [Stix Two Math] [range={02070,0208F}]
>> \definefontfamily     [mainface] [rm] [stix]
>> \definefontfamily     [mainface] [math] [stix]
>> \definefontfamily     [mainface] [mono] [stix]
> Do you have the Stix font on your system?

Yes, both are in TeX Live 2018, but I have them on the system as well, and the mtxrun command above lists them.

> On my system this isn’t the case but I can use the XITS fonts.
> \definefontfamily     [mainface] [serif] [XITS]
> \definefontfamily     [mainface] [math]  [XITS Math]

Is XITS still needed? It had some adaptations I think for OTF, but STIX has been developed since.

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