[lltx] luaotfload update

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Thu Oct 6 06:45:53 CEST 2011

(I'll leave the full quote for the CC to the luatex list)

Hi Khaled. Many, many thanks to your work with luaotfload! Does that also imply the ff, ... -ligatures? (I guess so). Why can't we (=you) stick to the current master branch? 


Am 06.10.2011 um 03:22 schrieb Khaled Hosny:

> Hello list,
> I managed to finish the long due syncing of luaotfload with ConTeXt,
> in the unstable branch:
> https://github.com/khaledhosny/luaotfload/tree/unstable
> and updated fontspec as well:
> https://github.com/wspr/fontspec/tree/otfl-unstable
> There are many internal changes in this update which would break any
> package depending on internal lua interfaces, also bugs and breakage are
> highly probable. I did some basic testing, but more testing are
> welcomed.
> In this update too the support for non-standard features were dropped,
> namely tlig & trep (AKA TeX ligatures) and anum (was anybody using
> this?). Hans no longer includes that code in his "plain variant" from
> which luaotfload is derived, and even when he did only -- and --- were
> supported and I had to patch it to add the rest. Someone have to
> convince Hans to implement this in the "plain variant" or implement it
> himself, I don't really need this feature myself.
> Also loading of OFM fonts is now broken, I don't feel like debugging
> this and I doubt anyone is using them, but the above applies here too.
> Finally, if someone can put this on tlcontrib, this would be great.
> Regards,
> Khaled
> -- 
> Khaled Hosny
> Egyptian
> Arab

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