[texworks] XeLaTeX Typsetting tool

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sat Jul 16 17:32:15 CEST 2011

You're right, Charlie.  I did read about the update to fontspec and then 
forgot about it when I sent my reply (probably because I don't use 
LuaTeX).  I should look at those links you gave in your reply to Paul 
and see if there would be any benefit for me in trying LuaTeX now that 
it meets all my requirements.


On 7/16/2011 11:13 AM, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 6:59 AM, David Perry <hospes.primus at verizon.net
> <mailto:hospes.primus at verizon.net>> wrote:
>     Paul,
>     If I understand correctly:
>     Xe(La)TeX is the only option if one's work requires:
>     a) Unicode
>     b) smart fonts
>     c) the ability to use any system font
>     LuaTeX offers a) and b) but not c) (but may not be ready for all
>     users yet, as some other recent messages suggest).
> As far as I can tell, LuaTeX does offer access to any system font. For
> both XeTeX and LuaTeX the user-facing system for font access is the
> fontspec package:
> http://ctan.org/pkg/fontspec
> Fontspec was originally XeTeX-specific but recently added support for
> LuaTeX (last year if I recall correctly). So, system font access is
> definitely more mature for XeTeX but also possible under LuaTeX without
> adopting a different interface.
> -Charlie

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