[NTG-context] encoding for gothic fonts

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Nov 18 18:36:20 CET 2007


Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
> Am 2007-11-18 um 10:30 schrieb Taco Hoekwater:
> 
>>> I didn't check yet what characters are contained in which, but I
>>> guess ConTeXt would need some logic to enable proper typesetting of
>>> blackletter text, e.g. handling s and ſ. Have to look at Yannis'
>>> efforts for LaTeX, too. And I guess I must recode these fonts to
>>> follow Unicode standards (should be manageable with a fontforge  
>>> script).
>> Do you mean Yannis' yfrac etc.?  IIRC, that depends on his special
>> fonts. While browsing, I found this package:
>>    http://www.lg.fukuoka-u.ac.jp/~ynagata/khmpackage.html
> 
> Thank you. I'm trying to follow the most modern approach: OpenType  
> features - if I manage to put the logic into the font, it's usable  
> also with InDesign. Even if I don't know if ConTeXt (i.e. XeTeX/ 
> LuaTeX) will handle stuff like alternative characters well.
> At the moment I'm struggling filling the GSUB tables with  
> FontForge... (it's easy *if* you know exactly what you do)
> 
>> PS "gothic latex" is an interesting search term :-)
> 
> I guess one will find more black than letters and more masked than  
> type faces. ;-)

subs should work ok in luatex

you can also define your own (see fea files in distribution)

Hans

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