# [XeTeX] \beginL and colour

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Nov 15 15:42:33 CET 2004

```Jonathan Kew wrote:

> Incidentally, I'm wondering if I should loosen up the font name parsing
> to allow colon and semicolon to be interchangeable, so that you could
> always add ":ATTRIBUTE" at the end of an existing font spec, without
> having to worry whether this is the first attribute being added to a raw
> font name.

that makes sense, since then one can construct macro bases color definitions on
fonts; how frozen is this info? i can imagine that the color assignment can be
done outside the font mechanism (e.g. on the current font);

\font\somefont=":ATTRIBUTE:..."

H

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