[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.

Old joke:

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 
once-and-for-all solution).


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