[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Wed Aug 1 18:05:58 CEST 2012

On Wed, 1 Aug 2012, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> > That is the line of thinking that would favour Graphite (a general system
> > for defining complex scripts inside fonts) over OpenType (which requires

> That's right but we still have a lot of non-Graphite fonts.

We also don't have much enthusiasm, as far as I can see, for emphasizing
Graphite to the *exclusion* of other systems, in particular OpenType, as
the preferred way for TeX engines to solve this issue.  And that's what it
would take.  I think we're back to the question raised earlier:  are we
trying to build a really new thing, accepting the cost of throwing out and
reinventing technology that already exists and works; or are we trying to
build a thing that works with existing technology, accepting the cost that
some of that existing technology isn't ideal?
Matthew Skala
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before principles.

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