[XeTeX] Strange Euler Script font behaviour

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Nov 19 17:31:44 CET 2004

William F. Adams wrote:
> 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).

an updated tfm format is part of the 'user groups' latin modern font project 
(reports on that around eurotex 2005); another idea was to extend pdfetex etc 
with capabilities to read property lists (pl) directly, since these don't have a 


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