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

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Tue Mar 19 19:30:47 CET 2013

Am 05.03.2013 11:13, schrieb Taco Hoekwater:
> On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:06 PM, Mico Loretan <mico.loretan at mac.com> wrote:
>>> 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.

MediaWiki developers seem to have implemented their own Unicode-aware
string library for Lua, too.  Don't know if and how that differs from
the Selene library, though.


Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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