[XeTeX] Strange Euler Script font behaviour
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Fri Nov 19 17:06:31 CET 2004
On Nov 19, 2004, at 10:55 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> But then you're going to want an extended version of TFM files to
> support Unicode character codes, too, and we don't currently have that
> in XeTeX. Omega's OFM files would presumably do the job, but I haven't
> looked into supporting them. And I think there are issues with
> extending mathchar access to use Unicode character codes as well.
> Aside from those issues, it's mainly a big, tedious job of updating
> *all* the fonts and files that people expect to find, so that all
> their legacy documents still produce the expected output.
Q: ``How was God able to create the world in just seven days?''
A: ``He had no installed base.''
I think we can forego backward compatibility for expediency. After all,
very few of these legacy documents are in Unicode now, no?
So, _if_ there were some file / datastructure in which to store the
additional math-related data necessary doing a re-write of Plain for
Unicode would be trivial? (tedious, but trivial). I'm up to that
(dealing w/ encoding issues gives me a headache and I want a
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