[texhax] Justification through glyph variants

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Sun Dec 4 16:42:17 CET 2011

2011/12/4 Pierre MacKay <pierre.mackay at comcast.net>:
> Let's start with the statement that pdfTeX doesn't support Unicode.  I have
> written a short,  simple and extendable plain TeX routine that allows me to
> set pages of mixed English and Korean (both modern and Classical forms) from
> the set of 256-character Unicode fonts that the Korean TeX Users Group has
> made available.  At the price of keeping a large library of fonts rather
> than a composite Open-Type font, it will accommodate even glyphs in  the
> U+1FFFF world, although I have never needed to.  I hope that pdfTeX has not
> deactivated the ordinary macros of plain TeX altogether.

Sure, you can come a long way with 8-Bit TFMs and pdfTeX. But how do
you get hyphenation or ligatures across these "code pages"? AFAIK TeX
won't do that for you.


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