[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

BPJ bpj at melroch.se
Thu Aug 2 11:05:40 CEST 2012

On 2012-08-01 13:44, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2012/8/1 BPJ <bpj at melroch.se>:
>> On 2012-08-01 01:48, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>>>>                                                    How does this
>>>> affect what one can do with lua in luatex?
>>>     It does not, really.  And this is not relevant to a discussion about
>>> XeTeX.
>> It is, since it may determine how dependent I and others
>> may be on xetex still being around.  If the replacement
>> can't do what you want then you can't do the switch.
>> However I very much like being able to use teckit mappings,
>> so I really wish xetex will stay around.
> If you find the right hook, you can do the same eg with regular
> expressions. it will be possible to do even more then with teckit but
> the correct hooks must be found.

Of course -- I have written transliterators for use outside the
TeX world -- but it's very convenient to have such a thing
ready-made! :-)


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