[XeTeX] Microtypography?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue May 9 00:38:04 CEST 2006

On 24 Apr 2006, at 4:31 pm, Geoffrey Alan Washburn wrote:

> 	Are there any plans to implement something like pdfTeX's
> microtypographic features in some future release of XeTeX?  Thanks.

I think I failed to reply to this, being otherwise occupied at the  

It's certainly something that would be interesting to explore, but  
would be a significant amount of work... I don't think pdfTeX's  
implementation would mesh easily with XeTeX's world of Unicode, the  
character/glyph rendering model, OpenType "smart fonts", etc.

So, "in some future release"? Yes, perhaps. Concrete plans or  
timescale at this point? No, sorry.


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