[luatex] Info on direction primitives/implementation

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Tue Dec 4 15:49:42 CET 2012

On 04/12/2012 14:33, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 01:52:19PM +0000, Joseph Wright wrote:
>> Very useful, thanks. Point about detail understood: at the moment I'm
>> trying to get my head around the entire area, and to see how the LuaTeX
>> version contrasts with the pdfTeX/XeTeX approach.
> In the last few days I have been fancying the idea of scrapping TeX--XeT
> from XeTeX and replacing it with code from Aleph (with LuaTeX
> modifications backported to it), but no work has been done so far (and
> probably never will, I always underestimate how hard things are).
> Regards,
> Khaled

Hello Khaled,

That would probably make life easier from my POV (I guess there is not
so much call for RTL, etc. in pdfTeX). Off-topic here, but perhaps I'll
ask a bit more about this on the XeTeX list.
Joseph Wright

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