[XeTeX] 64.bit XeTex was::Re: Trying to build microtype-aware xetex

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 03:00:02 CEST 2011

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 6:30 PM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de> wrote:
> Am 30.08.2011 um 16:43 schrieb Keith J. Schultz:
>> ATSU is deprecated and replaced  by Core Text for handling unicode as of Leopard.
>> So, xetex has to be refractured or rewritten to use Core Text on the Mac.
>Core Text
> Why? XeTeX pioneered in the use of Unicode in TeX. Its development has come to a stop. LuaTeX is being developed. Do we need three Unicode TeXs? (The third one is pTeX.)

In practice, XeTeX replaces Y&Y TeX for tasks that need to done today,
require system fonts, and use legacy pstricks figures.  This seems to
be working for many users on Windows and linux.

LuaTeX is too new to be trusted with workflows developed for Y&Y TeX.
 Is it useful for those who would otherwise want xetex with
Core Text support?

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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