[XeTeX] The apprentice's response

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Apr 19 12:57:31 CEST 2009

Florian Grammel wrote:
> Am 18.04.2009 um 04:02 schrieb Wilfred van Rooijen:
>> Note that for (very) advanced type setting ConTeXt may be better. It  
>> more closely approximates a DTP program. I've seen examples of  
>> ConTeXt where a book was written in some very old Icelandic alphabet  
>> (fonts made with metafont / metapost, part of any latex distribution),
> Most of these solutions that I've had a look at are imho more or less  
> obsolete today.
> As for special latin-based medieval characters in -- and above --  
> Unicode (and thus in XeTeX) cf the "Medieval Unicode Font Initiative" http://mufi.info/
>> but also incorporating folding pages of various sizes, and also  
>> "critical editions" where a text is being translated and the  
>> original and translation are set on the left and right page, where  
>> all the lines have to always correspond. It is really amazing what  
>> latex can do!
> I am working with books like this and I've been using ledmac and LaTeX  
> for this until now. As this great package is unfortunately  
> unmaintained since its creator Peter Wilson stepped down about a year  
> ago, I'd be thankful if you could point me to the ConTeXt examples  
> you're referring to. (Googling a term like "context" is a quite  
> frustrating task...)

as can latex be ;)

> Best regards,
> Florian Grammel
> Gentofte, Denmark
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