[XeTeX] "new-babel", was: Ancient Greek hyphenation

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Apr 23 09:31:57 CEST 2007

Will Robertson wrote:
>>> What will this package not support:
>>> - Non-Unicode font encodings.
> Goes without saying, on this list :)
> I guess that'll upset the LuaTeX-like people.

While the LuaTeX engine does not know about font encodings at all, we
_do_ promote the use of Unicode. All the experimental LuaTeX code we
have written ourselves not only uses UTF-8 as a file format, but
assumes that encodes Unicode, and our font setups use Unicode encoding.

The difference with XeTeX (I guess) is that Unicode is not an absolute
requirement for using LuaTeX, just highly recommended.

Best wishes,

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