[OS X TeX] TeX, Unicode, and OpenType
peder at axensten.se
Wed Feb 2 13:56:36 CET 2005
There's quite often discussions on problems related to character
encoding and fonts on this forum.
I know very little about the basic tex (or actually etex) engine, but
to me it seems that TeX, utf8, and OpenType would be a perfect
marriage. The distribution would include one OpenType font in the four
bold/italic variants with all characters in one font -- mathematical
symbols, cyrillic alphabetc, chinese characters, etc. I guess there
would be a committee to decide what glyphs to include in the font.
Other fonts could contain a subset and fallback on the basic font for
missing characters. Etc.
I would really appreciate if someone with insight could elaborate on
why this has not happend.
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