[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 17:39:06 CEST 2012

2012/8/1 Keith J. Schultz <keithjschultz at web.de>:
> Hi Zdenek,
> Am 01.08.2012 um 13:22 schrieb Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>:
>> 2012/8/1 Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de>:
>>> Am Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:30:52 +0200 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:
>>> Well you only confirm my impression: That quite a lot of scripts
>>> never felt the pressure put on us by the movable type printing.
>>> Western glyphs used in prints were greatly influenced by the
>>> technical possibilities and were adapted to what was possible. For
>>> me the idea that a printed document should look like "handwritten"
>>> is curious.
>> I do not state that it should look as handwritten but at least the
>> glyohs should have correct order and shape that is not too much
>> different (even in handwriting Devanagari has variants). With the
>> current version of luatex the correct order of glyphs cannot be
>> acheved. If I copy&past a text from Hindi Wikipedia and typeset it in
>> XeTeX, the result will be OK. If I do the same in luatex, the result
>> will be garbage.
>         Why, because the language script is not support in LuaTeX!!
That's what I have already written. For people depending on such
scripts and languages switching to luatex is no option today.
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Zdeněk Wagner

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