[lltx] Re: xltxtra+luatex

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Jan 22 08:58:44 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 04:50:51PM +1030, Will Robertson wrote:
> Replying from an offlist message from Khaled:
> On 21/01/2010, at 8:53 AM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > I did some work tonight adding luatex support to xltxtra, and it seems
> > to be functioning. If it is OK with you, please add me to the repo so I
> > can push it (patches attached for review).
> In light of the recent discussions here I think for now it's best if we
> create a new package based on xltxtra (but maybe skipping a couple of
> its more useless features) that supports both XeTeX and LuaTeX. Then
> deprecate xltxtra as the "XeTeX-only" original. 
> What do you all think?
> To be honest, I'm not even sure if we need xltxtra (or analogous) any
> more. I suggest we enumerate its features and then decide which of them
> are really necessary -- it may end up that stuff like OpenType superiors
> for \textsuperscript/\textsubscript deserve their own mini-packages and
> the rest can be ignored. The more I think about this idea the more I
> like it -- there have been more issues raised than solved, I think, by
> lumping in various LaTeX changes into a single package when conflicts
> have occurred.

You no better than do I, I never used xelatex seriously to know about
the issues raised by xltxtra (and I hate the name, so I'll be more than
happy to let it die).


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

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