[luatex] Fribidi for LuaTeX

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Wed Jul 20 02:21:06 CEST 2011

>>>>> "ISH" == Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد <ishamid at colostate.edu> writes:

ISH> We must all remember that luatex has a different philosophy from xetex
ISH> etc. luatex provides the most basic, low-level, bi-dir-ectionality as
ISH> perfectly as possible.

Just to avoid any misunderstandings, my expectation was not that luatex
should use fribidi’s high-level api directly, but rather that it could
provide a lua binding to fribidi’s whole API.  Lua code could then do
whatever bidi users need/want and still take advantage of the speed
benefits of compiled code.

My apologies for any confusion I may have generated by presuming that
that would go without saying.

Laptop and larger systems might be fast enough that compiled vs
interpreted may not make a difference, but I’d like to be able to
render ΤεΧ real-time on tablets and the like.

James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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