[lltx] packages list
mpg at elzevir.fr
Tue Mar 30 05:03:09 CEST 2010
Just to share, here is a copy of my list of packages related to LuaLaTeX, with
condensed notes. For each the format is listed: lua for lua modules, ltx for
LaTeX, gen for generic (Plain or LaTeX), followed by the supported engines (*tex
Please let me know if anything is wrong or if I overlooked something.
> ifluatex: provides \ifluatex (gen, *tex)
> ifpdf: provides \ifpdf (gen, *tex)
> luatexbase: resource management (gen, luatex)
> luatex: resource managment (gen, luatex)
> luatexbase and luatex are to be merged somehow
> luaextra: Lua utilities (lua, luatex)
> luatextra: loads luaextra+luatexbase+luaotfload; goodies (gen, luatex)
> xltxtra: loads basics & fontspec; goodies & patches (ltx, xetex)
> Plan: extend it to luatex, maybe merge luatextra in later.
> luainputenc: input encoding & compat for fontenc (ltx, luatex)
> Plan: add more modes, inc. one without active chars.
> luamplib: mplip user-level support (gen, luatex)
> luaotfload: low-level otf management (gen, luatex)
> fontspec: user-level font management (ltx, xetex, luatex)
> microtype: microtypography (ltx, pdftex, luatex partially)
> Robert working on extending luatex support.
> May partially overlap with luaotfload; yet to be decided.
> euenc: Unicode font encodings (ltx, xetex, luatex)
> Includes a stripped down fork of xunicode: euxunicode.
> xunicode: convert usual CS like \' to Unicode (?) (ltx, xetex)
> Could be used with luatex, but checks for xetex only.
> Forked by Khaled to modify the check, is this fork active?
> luacolor: Colors via attributes (ltx, luatex)
> luaotfload handle font color, this one is more general
> how do they interact?
> magicnum: Access constants: group type, etc. (gen, *tex)
> LuaTeX is optional but will be used if present.
> pdftexcmds: Implement pdfTeX primitives in Lua (gen, pdftex, luatex, xetex)
> Very partial support under xetex.
> lua_alt-getopt: Option parsing for scripts. (command-line, luatex)
> Coming next?
> lualatex-doc: Overview of LuaLaTeX packages for user & dev (doc, luatex)
> luafontenc: Support for old font encodings w/o active chars (ltx, luatex)
> luatex-def: luatex.def file for graphics (ltx, luatex)
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