[luatex] This might have been asked: UTF-8 input from plain TeX

Ingo Krabbe ikrabbe.ask at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 14:49:00 CET 2012

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 02:39:36PM +0100, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> [For some reason my answer didn't appear on the list. So I'm
> reposting, sorry if the first message finally shows up.]
> Am Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:40:44 +0100 schrieb Ingo Krabbe:
> > Do you have some hints and to-be-reads to get started with unicode math
> > and plain TeX?
> No.
> > Please don't point me to latex techniques, such as unicode-math.sty. 
> Then try out context (I have no idea how good its unicode math 
> support is, but as context uses luatex as default engine and the 
> luatex developers use context many things are better supported there 
> than in latex). 
> > I decided to render latex as useless, years ago and I'm still convinced of
> > my decision (not to be discussed).
> And I have decided for years that plain is useless as soon you want 
> some higher level font support. 

Yes, I have seen some papers about unicode math now and also see the
vast area of problems that is opened, when sticking to the bare plain
TeX mode.

On the other hand, for my needs, with old style math fonts, anything
works as expected now.

Seems that I need to make some ab initio experiments with unicode fonts
before I can use that in more depth.

Thanks for your answers, anyway.


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