I'm using the first option already since I need to pass options to the font
definitions. Still the problem lies with fontspec not the font definition. I've
also thought about the second method but that way I lose the nice integration
with polyglossia since LyX will be using babel (instead of polyglossia) for
multilingual text.

Spyros

On 10/04/2011 10:54 AM, Guenter Milde wrote:
> On 2011-10-01, Spyros Stathopoulos wrote:
>> Hello everyone! I've been using TeX for quite a long time now but I'm new to
>> LyX. I've managed to create some fairly long documents with it and XeTeX and
>> I'm quite happy, however there is one little thing that troubles me. A lot of
>> regular LaTeX packages that affect fonts need to be loaded before fontspec in
>> order to work properly. One such package, for example, is mathdesign. In 
>> order
>> to apply a mathdesign font to the math text using XeTeX/fontspec, mathdesign
>> must be loaded before fontspec, like this
> 
>> \usepackage[mdugm]{mathdesign}
>> \usepackage{fontspec}
>> ...
> 
>> However, LyX automatically inserts fontspec at the very top of the preamble
>> (actually, after amsmath but you get the point). Therefore if I put
>> \usepackage[...]{mathdesign} in the preamble settings it always comes after
>> fontspec and renders the fontspec font definitions useless. Of course the 
>> same
>> happends if I \usepackage{fontspec} again in the preamble (since it's already
>> loaded).
> 
>> Is there any (hackish?) way to tell LyX to load mathdesign (or any other
>> package) before fontspec? I'm using LyX 2.0.1 + TeXLive 2010 on ArchLinux.
> 
> Two options:
> 
> * Try with the font definitions in the user preamble, e.g.
> 
>     \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Asana Math}
>     ...
>   
>   (You can find the commands with View>Source ticking the "Complete source"
>   box. Set the GUI font selection to "Default" afterwards.)
>   
> * - Leave "use non-Tex fonts" unchecked.
>   - Select Language>Encoding  Unicode (utf-8) (XeTeX)
>   - Do the complete fontspec loading and configuration in the user preamble.
>   - View/Export with XeTeX.
>     
> G√ľnter    
> 

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