[XeTeX] Strange Euler Script font behaviour

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Sat Nov 20 15:46:04 CET 2004

On Nov 20, 2004, at 7:53 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

>> Yeah, but wouldn't a Unicode-compatible/ready version of Plain be a 
>> better foundation to build a Unicode version of LaTeX on?
> Yes, certainly, but it's very likely that, adapting plain TeX (i.e. 
> plain.tex) to Unicode, people will end up willing to add definitions, 
> for example, for the additional math symbols in Unicode, and then for 
> the additional letters in it, and finally to adjust, optimize and 
> enhance the Plain macros. And then you end up rewriting Omega/Aleph, 
> or creating yet another variant of TeX.

Dude, we're already using xetex and xelatex, no?

> That said, maybe that's overly pessimistic, and/or I'm misinterpreting 
> what you suggested. I thought xplain.tex did all the Unicode 
> adaptation of plain.tex for text fonts; maybe what would be needed is 
> another file doing the adaptation for math fonts.

That's pretty much what I had in mind. I'll take a look at xplain.tex 
(I'm guessing it's installed by xetex?) and some of the earlier posts 
in this list on math characters.



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