CTAN Update: fontspec

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Sun Jan 31 11:15:25 CET 2016

Will Robertson submitted an update to the



Version:  2.5  2016-01-30
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Advanced font selection in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

Announcement text:

 I am pleased to announce a new update for the fontspec package.
 Please note it contains some changes regarding font encodings
 and the xunicode package that *may* affect its interactions with
 other packages.

 More details in the notes below and the package documentation.

 - v2.5 (2016/01/30) "TL2016 release"

		 * Provide a new Unicode font encoding ("TU") to replace EU1/EU2 and
			 xunicode. If this causes problems, load fontspec with the `[euenc]`
			 option to revert to the old behaviour.

		 * New command `\emfontdeclare` for defining font shapes when arbitrarily
			 nesting the `\emph` command.

		 * Allow slanted small caps and better internal methods for "combining"
			 font shapes; this fixes a few bugs.

		 * Incorporate "new" font script tags for Indic fonts.
			 E.g., when selecting `Script=Bengali`, fontspec will first query
			 the font for the `bng2` OpenType script, and if not found select `beng`.

		 * Restrict some font features from being able to be used within
			 `\addfontfeatures` that were causing some font-loading confusion.

		 * Fixed behaviour in which `\baselineskip` and `\f at size` would (possibly)
			 change values after loading the packge.

		 * Remove copy of `fixltx2e`'s code for footnote symbols;
			 handled by LaTeX2e now.

		 * Deprecate `ExternalLocation` for the simpler (and identical) `Path` option.

		 * Improvement to some warnings/info messages.

		 * Improve structure of code.


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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra RĂ¼be-Pugliese

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