[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 15:05:20 CEST 2012

2012/8/2 Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de>:
> 2012/8/2 Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de>:
>> XeTeX has been patched to enable micro-typography in TeX Live 2009. To make use of it you need the microtype package v2.5, beta (microtype-xetex.def). This came with TeX Live 2010.
> AFAIK only protusion. I doubt that expansion is possible with XeTeX.
This is the more difficult part. If you take Hindi word STHITI, then
due to glyph reordering the word graphically starts with I and ends
with T but according to unicode code points it starts with S and ends
with I. Protrusion algorithm has to understand reordering in Indic
scripts in order to work properly.

> Best
>    Martin
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Zdeněk Wagner

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