[lltx] Re: xunicode & euenc

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Mar 26 10:03:29 CET 2010

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 07:20:50PM +1030, Will Robertson wrote:
> On 26/03/2010, at 7:07 PM, Élie Roux wrote:
> > 2010/3/26 Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>:
> >> 
> >> If it were me, I'd just do the following, for XeTeX just load xunicode,
> >> for LuaTeX, just rewrite xunicode the lua way (for example, make tables
> >> of character categories and small lua functions that loop through it
> >> and feed TeX with the definitions macros, get ride of TeX hackary, etc.)
> >> so it is either to read and maintain for mere mortal, then incorporate
> >> the new package with euenc. The luafication might not be needed on the
> >> short run, but as XeTeX compatibility is not need, we should go the lua
> >> way from the start (remind you of my ulterior motive; less TeX and more
> >> lua).
> > 
> > I think the overall idea is good, but as we have something working, I
> > don't really see the point, and with the current solution we can
> > synchronize with new versions of xunicode simply, and this requires
> > less maintenance. But I agree with you, if we have to add or change
> > something big, it would be best to convert in Lua...
> Right; agreed that we should keep things as are in xunicode. Especially because our approach might end up being used on XeTeX as well, best to keep things as TeX macros.

XeTeX is a dead end for me, so I, myself, could not care less about it.


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

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