[lltx] adapting unicode-letters to luatex

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Jun 13 06:29:45 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:59:32PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 12 June 2010 Khaled Hosny wrote:
>  > A loosely related issue that I was considering, is to have a
>  > Unicode database in luatex-base, some thing like char-def.lua in
>  > ConTeXt, but auto-generated for maintainability (Unicode is ever
>  > growing). It would be very useful for people writing code that
>  > deals with character proprieties (my lua bidi for example). If we
>  > ever had such database, we can generate the required TeX file from
>  > it easily, I can also imagine an option for doing it on the fly if
>  > one really wants.
> I agree with you that it makes sense to use the Unicode databases.
> But I'm not convinced that it should be done on-the-fly.

I don't say it should, I say it can, as an option, so when there is a
new release of Unicode or correction to our database, one can update the
luabase package and benefit from the updates immediately without messing
with the format.


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

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