[OS X TeX] Fwd: Using a ttf font with separate ligatures in xelatex

S P Suresh spsuresh at cmi.ac.in
Wed Jul 12 04:48:44 EDT 2006

Dear all,

One of my friends has the following doubt regarding xelatex (he uses  
Linux), and I do not know any other place to look for help. It is  
about a Windows ttf font, but I hope the solution is not Windows- 
specific. Can anyone help me!?

Thank you,

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Madhavan Mukund <madhavan at cmi.ac.in>
> Date: 12 July 2006 12:03:59 PM GMT+05:30
> To: S P Suresh <spsuresh at cmi.ac.in>
> Subject: Using a ttf font with separate ligatures in xelatex
> Dear Suresh,
> I am trying to use "Minion Regular", a Windows TTF font, in
> xelatex.  The font comes as two separate files:
> 1. Minion Regular        : Contains the normal symbols
> 2. Minion Expert Regular : Has ligatures and old style numerals
> My problem is the following: How do I tell xelatex that the
> ligatures for Minion Regular are to be found in Minion Expert
> Regular?  If I just use Minion Regular without any additional
> information, xelatex does not generate any ligatures.
> I have found directives in fontspec.sty to tell xelatex about
> which font to use for BoldFace, Italics etc, but I have not found
> any mechanism to specify an auxiliary file for ligatures.
> Any ideas?
> --Madhavan

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