[XeTeX] paper available

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Apr 18 17:22:52 CEST 2005

On 18 Apr 2005, at 4:01 pm, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 18 Apr 2005, at 3:27 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 17 Apr 2005, at 6:38 pm, Will Robertson wrote:
>>> On 18 Apr 2005, at 2:17 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>>> Anyway, another option to add to fontspec, I suppose :)
>> Yup.... got to keep you out of mischief somehow.
> Hmmm. This is harder than I first expected.
> Don't expect v1.7 in the immediate future -- not that I was promising 
> anything :)

Never, ever promise anything, that's my advice! ;-)

> By the way, how do you like the sound of the options "[Renderer=AAT]" 
> and "[Renderer=OpenType]"? It's not strictly correct, but I couldn't 
> think of an easy way to describe it otherwise...

Hmm.... [Renderer=OpenType] will be a problem when there are multiple 
possible renderers supporting OpenType tables. (Before anyone jumps to 
conclusions, bear in mind that there's been talk of OT Layout support 
in Tiger, which means that the ATSUI-based renderer will presumably 
start doing some OpenType as well.) So I'd prefer to see this as 
[Renderer=ICU], I think.

And how about [Renderer=ATSUI] rather than AAT? Strictly speaking, AAT 
is the font technology; ATSUI is the renderer--and as noted, it may 
start doing OT as well as AAT layout soon. (Yes, I know the actual 
XeTeX option is wrong on this too. Maybe I should change it before it's 
too firmly entrenched.) Or if "ATSUI" seems too obscure for users, what 
about [Renderer=OSX]?


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