[luatex] Building a PDF with Lua code, without a TeX stub

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 12:00:46 CEST 2016

On 20 October 2016 at 11:49, Deepak Jois wrote:
> I would like to build a Lua
> based API module for typesetting, that can work nicely with LuaRocks,

That would be nice, but ...

> and depends on nothing but the LuaTeX binary: no complicated wrapping,
> no stub files, no format files, no TEXMF trees etc.

That last part will be super tricky.

I have no clue how you could possibly support typesetting without
shipping any fonts or some basic files. I'm not saying that you need
to depend on a working 4 GB installation of TeX Live or that you need
to use TDS, but you *will* need some subset of files somewhere, you'll
probably have to install some small subset of TeX Live tree along with
your package in any case.


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