[lltx] [luaotfload] Footnotes

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Apr 8 19:07:45 CEST 2010

On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 02:19:30PM +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> One solution to this specific issue is to make the old font definition
> syntax load only TFM fonts, and make loading system fonts only through
> the extended syntax, so:
> \font\tenrm=ec-lmr10 at 10pt
> or the extended:
> \font\tenrm=file:ec-lmr10 at 10pt
> Will not consult font names database, so old code that expects TFM fonts
> will continue to work as expected, while:
> \font\tenrm={name:Latin Modern Roman} at 10pt
> Would be required to load system (or texmf) fonts by name. What do
> others think about this?

Will, what do you think? As this would need a bit of work at fontspec,
If it is OK, we (you :) can switch to the explicit "name:" and "file:"
syntax right away (bot are already supported), later we can restrict
old syntax to filename only lookup so things don't break.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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