[luatex] when will LuaTeX provide string functions that supersede those of the slnunicode library?

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Mar 5 11:13:23 CET 2013

On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:06 PM, Mico Loretan <mico.loretan at mac.com> wrote:

> On p. 32 of the LuaTeX reference manual (version 0.75), there's the following enticing statement:
>> The slnunicode library [of Unicode-aware string manipulation functions] will be replaced by an 
>> internal Unicode library in a future LuaTeX version. 
> Is it possible to be a bit more specific as to when this library might become available? :-)

In 0.80, hopefully, to be included in TeXLive 2013. In practice, that means in a few weeks, since the deadline for TL 2013 is end of March. In that version, there will be probably be both the old slnunicode library and a new library of our own writing, to ease the transition.

Best wishes,

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