[lltx] Re: microtypography

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Fri Feb 12 18:10:27 CET 2010

Elie Roux a écrit :
> 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?
I was precisely about to suggest that these features would be more naturally
integrated in microtype than in fontspec. Concerning the implementation details
(microtype-luatex vs direct integration in microtype), I have no opinion, but if
would be great to preserve the same user interface whenever it makes sense.


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