CTAN update: fontspec

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Sep 13 13:35:33 CEST 2011

i'm vacantly staring at my screen, but the daemon disturbs me with:

> Name of contribution: fontspec
> Author's name: Will Robertson
> Package version: v2.2
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/fontspec/
> Summary description: Advanced font selection in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is a relatively large update for fontspec featuring quite a
> number of internal changes -- please report any troubles you find and
> I'll address them as swiftly as I can. The notes for this version
> release can be found below. Please ensure your version of the expl3
> package is up-to-date before installing this update.
> Happy TeX-ing!
> Will
> - v2.2 (2011/09/13)
>     * Support alternate selections in CharacterVariant (cvxx in OpenType)
>       using new syntax `[CharacterVariant=5:2]`.
>     * Add `fontspec`-compatible `\oldstylenums` and `\liningnums` commands.
>     * New programmer's function `\fontspec_set_fontface:NNnn` (for use when
>       `\zf at basefont` might previously have been queried).
>     * Log file output is slightly tidier.
>     * Some old lingering bugs squashed:
>       - Small caps font selection was broken in some cases.
>         (Thanks Enrico Gregorio.)
>       - Fonts loaded by filename with under-specified shapes threw an error
>         (e.g., asking explicitly for bold but not italic).
>         (Thanks Vafa Khalighi.)
>     * Documentation improvements largely due to Markus Böhning.
>     * Many internal changes, among which:
>       - `xkeyval` package no longer used for option processing;
>         `expl3`'s `l3keys` used instead.
>         This allows `fontspec` to be loaded before `\documentclass`
>         (thanks Heiko Oberdiek for reporting the issue)
>         and fixes a potential conflict with the `preview` package
>         (thanks again Vafa).
>       - Internal names changed; avoid "\zf at basefont", "\zf at family", etc.
>         from now on -- there are public interfaces now to get access to the
>         same information
>       - Update `expl3` support to latest CTAN version.

thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the
catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/fontspec.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/fontspec/

The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) overnight tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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