[XeTeX] Lucida Math Opentype

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Feb 22 17:32:35 CET 2005

On Feb 22, 2005, at 11:11 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

<much snippage of stuff I thought I'd looked for but obviously hadn't 
found or had forgotten about>

> To what extent TeX or eTeX, upon which XeTeX is based, can be adapted 
> from its original 7-bit, then 8-bit, design to the 16-bit Unicode 
> design, I wonder. TeX seems so firmly rooted in its 7-bit soil, 
> especially when math is involved, that turning it into a good Unicode 
> citizen seems like discovering a nightmarish landscape of 
> compatibility issues. Probably I'm just getting pessimistic these 
> days...

No, I think you're being far more realistic than I am.

Okay, so a good solution isn't feasible until such time as there is an 
\omathchar-like primitive for XeTeX.

I guess the question then becomes would one find it ``good enough'' to 
just shoehorn in the characters as text?

Well, that at least is a manageable thing to research / look into, and 
a good way for me to learn more 'bout math fonts in TeX.

(who is rather sheepishly remembering a post he'd made recently wherein 
he'd pointed out that OpenType fonts don't have all the information in 
them TeX wants for math typesetting --- obviously all the scanning I'm 
doing is burning out brain cells or putting me in a trance or something 
where my brain isn't working)

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