[luatex] \font primitive does not read otf file

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Dec 2 15:19:33 CET 2012

Philipp Gesang <philipp.gesang at alumni.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:

> Hey Petr,
> ···<date: 2012-12-02, Sunday>···<from: Petr Olsak>···
> >                                  The solution which loads some sty
> > file and starts loading 18 another .sty files (!!) to solve one
> > SIMPLE problem is not compatible with plainTeX philosophy.

but of course.  but then, luatex isn't exactly compatible with the
plaintex philosophy, what with plain's weird mangling of ascii and all.

> then you might prefer the luatex-plain format, it has the
> fontloader already built in, so no style files unless you require
> them explicitly. This code just works, provided you have the
> fonts:
>     \font\lmr=file:lmroman10-regular at 12pt
>     \font\cmur=file:cmunrm at 12pt
>     {\lmr  \input knuth\par}
>     {\cmur \input knuth\par}
>     \bye

surely, a true plain-philosopher would load plain.tex and dump it...

... and then find it was useless, and go back to original tex with none
of those silly e-tex extensions, even.


(who has enough hairs on his chest, naturally, that he doesn't feel the
need to abjure other people's useful work, to demonstrate his own

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