[luatex] Luatex 0.78.0 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at bittext.nl
Tue Dec 31 17:09:05 CET 2013


I have just uploaded the archives for a new luatex release, 0.78.0.
This release merges some experimental branches, and fixes a few of the 
outstanding bugs.


* Instead of using expanded fonts, just calculate the expanded
   width of glyphs where needed, and carry expand info in the
   glyph nodes (all based on Hans' suggestions). All font expansion
   functions are disabled and most are removed.

* New, faster (but limited) direct node access from lua, see
   the manual for details

* Support for Apple Advanced Typography (AAT) information in
   fonts is dropped

* Extended build script for mingw/msys (includes 64-bit support)

* Various patches from/via Akira Kakuta for better Win32

* Fixes for some bugs in de pdfscanner library (mostly related
   to inline images)

* Maximum hyphenated word length is now 64Kb characters.

* Various patches from Khaled Hosny and Luigi Scarso for the
   luafontloader subsystem

* Fix for a crash when re-dumping formats

* Fix for a Selene unicode library bug where some characters in
   UTF-8 were incorrectly flagged as having the 'Space' property

* Some smaller fixes

The archives can be downloaded from supelec as usual:


You could also check out the sources via anonymous svn:

   svn co --username anonsvn --password anonsvn              \

Bugs and feature requests can be added to the issue tracker at


Have fun, and a happy new year!


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