[XeTeX] Re: New feature request for XeTeX

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Mon Jul 26 15:22:39 CEST 2004

On Monday, July 26, 2004, at 07:43  AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> So this font-mapping mechanism could give you easier access to simple 
> characters in Unicode fonts (while keeping source text in legacy 
> "hacked ASCII" encodings), but I'm doubtful that it would enable you 
> to replace cmex with a Unicode version. For that, I think we really 
> need a Unicode-based extension of the TFM file--which Omega has done, 
> hasn't it? But XeTeX doesn't currently read OFMs.

> Given the limitations, would this still be a worthwhile extension?

Omega Translation Processes or some sort of pre-processor would seem a 
lot more direct/feasible.

Alternately, is it that difficult to add a ``xetex'' (or unicode) 
option to these packages?


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