[lltx] Re: microtypography

Elie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Fri Feb 12 17:50:40 CET 2010

Elie Roux a écrit :
> The question I wanted to ask is whether we should enable it by default 
> in luaotfload or not... Not so many people know what protrusion means, 
> but if they knew I'm sure 99% of them would want it, so it seems 
> logical for me to enable this kind of features by default, with of 
> course options to unactivate it. I don't really see any disadvantage, 
> except a different rendering between XeTeX and LuaTeX, which is not 
> really a disadvantage for me... What do you think?

Sorry to answer my mail, I just got an idea: if we don't enable 
microtypography by default, I think the best way to deal with it would 
be through a microtype-luatex package, that would be loaded by microtype 
and that would contain code to activate the features as well as the good 
data for some OTF fonts. If you agree can ask Robert Schlicht what he 
thinks about this solution... The reason I prefer a microtype-luatex 
than an integration into microtype is because I don't think Robert wants 
to deal with all the updates it will imply, and because I find the idea 
of having a package for unicode that doesn't have a big machinery for 
all 8-bit fonts attractive... Maybe we should find a better name... What 
do you think?

Thank you,

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