[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Aug 2 00:26:12 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 01, 2012 at 10:41:25PM +0100, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
> >> Arabic should work fine, but I'm not even sure about Syriac, for
> >> example.
> >
> > How about Urdu? It will be difficult for me but I can try to run some tests.
>   I don't think it would work, actually.  I should have written "Arabic
> Naskh" instead of plain Arabic.  Clearly Nastaliq won't work out of the
> box, as it is not handled by ConTeXt to the best of my knowledge, hence
> not by luaotfload either.

There is nothing special about Nastaliq fonts, they are just regular
Arabic OpenType fonts (though good ones are more complex than average
Arabic fonts, but the same can be said about good Naskh fonts as well),
nor there is anything inherently Urduish about Nastaliq (or Nastaliqish
about Urdu), it can, and does, use Naskh (or Riqa'a or any other style)
just fine.


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