Getting started with LuaLaTeX, CCF fonts, ednotes
2012-06-28 16:42:25 GMT
I’m returning to the LaTeX world after a hiatus of about 5 years. LuaLaTeX looks intriguing, so I’ve decided to go down that path – but there have been a few bumps in the road. I would appreciate any responses to the following:
1. LuaLaTeX is supposed to be able to use the regular fonts on my Mac, but it chokes on some of them. I came across the following: "Note however that Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
contains a bug with its .ttc fonts, so none of these types of fonts can be loaded through LuaTeX. (E.g., system-distributed Cochin, Hoefler Text, Optima, etc.) This is a shame but there's nothing we can do about it" (Will Robertson at www.tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2010-May/025965.html). So I upgraded to 10.7 over the weekend, but no joy. (I also upgraded to texlive 2011.) There was also a post by Khaled Hosny (~Sept 2011) saying that the .ttc files were being removed from the blacklist file. To anyone’s knowledge has the handling of .ttc fonts been corrected in 10.7?
2. Is it possible in LuaLaTeX to specify specific font sizes? I couldn’t see how to do this in the documentation.
3. Because my current project is an annotated/critical edition of a 17th century Puritan writer, I’m interested in using ednotes. Has anyone used this with LuaLaTeX?
4. A very specialized question with respect to ednotes (or the underlying lineno package): I know that it is easy to get line numbering on every line or every kth line, but what I would like is for line numbers to show up in the margin only when there is something on that line for which I would like to provide a note. The line number would then both indicate the line number and would also provide an unobtrusive indication – more subtle than a footnote marker – that there is some textual comment with respect to this line.
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