[luatex] Translating TeX (obviously a feature request).

Paul Isambert zappathustra at free.fr
Sun Aug 1 14:22:04 CEST 2010

Selon Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de>:

> 2010/8/1 Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>:
> > My actual plan is to create a callback function in luatex to actually
> > report the error to the user, and give to that function the formal
> > error message and the error help as arguments, as well as a hint
> > on how to handle user feedback. That way, lua code will be able
> > to hook in whatever translation and/or user response that is needed
> > (but it needs quite a bit of internal luatex reshuffling so this
> > will probably be for luatex 0.80)
> Nice idea.
> In that context: There should be a callback for printing dimens to the
> user, so that TeX can communicate in other units than pt (e.g. mm).

Yes, I'd really appreciate that too. Since we're at it, the user could also
define its own unit which would be added to TeX's repertoire... or replace an
existing one, so that some people could even default the English point to the
PostScript point (i.e. pt to bp). But then, it looks like this feature request
turns into Pandora's box, if it wasn't a token of our appreciation for LuaTeX
(this to cheer Taco, if needed) :)


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