[texhax] Please help recognize font

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Jul 4 22:54:13 CEST 2018

On 2018-07-02 at 21:28:44 +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:

 > Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
 > > [...]
 > >
 > > LuaTeX requires that luaotfload is loaded.  It's supposed to work
 > > with both, LaTeX and plain TeX.  XeTeX supports OTF fonts
 > > natively but without a Lua engine under the hood it is less
 > > flexible.

> Agreed. But is it not also the case that XeTeX is far closer to TeX
> in terms of behaviour -- i.e., most TeX sources will set identically
> with XeTeX, but rather fewer with LuaTeX ?

AFAIK Taco changed Knuth's linebreak algorithm a little bit when he
made TeX's internals accessible to Lua.  This can lead to other line
breaks, of course.

If you encountered other incompatibilities, did you inform the LuaTeX
development team?


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