[pdftex] TeX as a composition server?

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Sun Oct 24 18:13:08 CEST 2010

> What I meant exactly was that luaotfload builds some kind of library for  
> its own purpose on its first run (I'm not sure because I don't use it  
> that way). Loading a font by name would be extremely painful otherwise.  
> It is not, indeed, a shared library, and probably not a library at all:  
> just a mapping from names to files, I suppose.

  Oh yes, *that* kind of library... ;-)  It's at least a third meaning.

> One thing I'd like to know -- totally off-topic -- is whether luaotfload  
> commits to an external file the LuaTeX representation of those fonts  
> that have been converted once

  You mean the Lua table that represents the font file?  ConTeXt does
that, but I have no idea about luaotfload.


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