[tex-live] texdoc for libertine

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Thu Nov 29 21:46:31 CET 2012

Am 29.11.2012 21:34, schrieb Denis Bitouzé:
> Le jeudi 29/11/12 à 12h42,
> Bob Tennent <rdt at cs.queensu.ca> a écrit :
>> Yes, but try it now with pdflatex :+)
> But if I'm right, keyboard character macro work only with the otf fonts
> so it is not surprising they aren't available with pdflatex. That was
> anyway the case for the obsolete libertineotf.sty.
>> Here are some of the issues I think have to be taken into account with
>> additional "features":
>>   + can the feature be implemented for use with latex -> dvips and
>>     pdflatex as well as xelatex and lualatex?
> If I'm right above, the answer is definitively no.

Yes, not all features are available for all engines.
That is the reason why one would use otf fonts.
>>   + will the feature still be implementable if the upstream fonts
>> change or disappear, as the outline and shadow fonts have?
> This shouldn't refrain from providing the features as long as the
> upstream fonts provide them.


>> I've already violated the first principle by providing two of the
>> Glyph commands (not usable with (pdf)latex), and I suppose that is a
>> precedent for going further, but if a compatible (pdf)latex
>> implementation were possible that would be better.
> I agree.
>> At this point I have no idea what autoinst would do with the Keyboard
>> or Mono fonts.

They should only be available as otf versions.


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