[texhax] Re: [pdftex] Omega status/OpenType in pdfTeX

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Mon Aug 8 19:32:27 CEST 2005

On Aug 8, 2005, at 12:50 PM, Geoffrey Alan Washburn wrote:

> 	Is there anywhere I can look to find out more about the current state 
> of Omega?  All the documents on the Omega website seem to be at least 
> a few years old.

The only update happening of late has been Giuseppe Bilotta's ``Aleph''.

Probably you could use my hack to get OpenType fonts into it (see my 
presentation at TUG2003)

> 	Alternately are there plans for getting aroung the 256 glyph 
> limitation (or even better does something already exist) so that I can 
> use OpenType fonts in pdfTeX without having to carefully write 
> encodings that split up the character space?

There's been some other discussion, but nothing concrete AFAIK.

As Nelson Beebe noted, XeTeX is the most promising thing currently 
available, and is quite workable for those who have access to Mac OS X.

There has been some discussion of making it platform-agnostic by 
replacing the AAT / Quartz dependency with opensource alternatives, but 
this is in the earliest of stages thus far.


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