[XeTeX] Announcing: LuaTeX support in Polyglossia

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 16:05:38 CEST 2012

Hi Arthur,

I found some time to test your new Polyglossia with lualatex. However,
the URL does not work now, it worked a few days ago but I had no time
to download it. Any help?

2012/8/6 Arthur Reutenauer <arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org>:
> Royal Albert Hall, London, 6 August 2012
> I have the pleasure to announce version 1.30MM of Polyglossia, that
> comes with experimental support for LuaTeX.  Unfortunately I can't make
> an upload to CTAN at the moment because the two CTAN'ers are on holidays
> (can't blame them), but brave users can download the latest version of
> Polyglossia from my GitHub repository: http://gitub.com/reutenauer/polyglossia
> It should be enough to just install polyglossia.sty and the gloss files
> in a local texmf tree, and I encourage users to experiment with it, and
> to report back to me or to one of the lists I'm emailing this message
> to; but please restrict your replies to one list only.  I suggest
> luatex at tug.org as the most relevant place to conduct discussions.  In
> fact, I would be glad if users could send me test documents for the
> languages they're using, as Polyglossia is rather lacking.
> The XeTeX list is also relevant, since adding LuaTeX support means I'm
> making heavy changes to polyglossia.sty; they shouldn't, however, affect
> the XeTeX side of things.  But you never know.  So again, please report
> any problem.
> As this is very much a work in progress, many languages still don't work
> at all with LuaTeX.  I'm working on them, but at the moment any
> compilation will fail, so I wouldn't advise trying them.  This includes
> -- but I'm afraid won't be limited to -- Arabic, Asturian, Catalan,
> French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malaysian, Persian, Serbian, Turkish,
> Urdu, Vietnamese.  And Indian languages won't work at all, as has been
> discussed on the XeTeX list.  Unfortunately, there is no fix for that in
> the foreseeable future.
> There are different reasons why the aforementioned don't work at the
> moment, and I'm aware of them.  Actually, setting the British variant of
> English won't work either (which is ironic, considering the location I
> send this announcement from, I know).
> Arthur
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Zdeněk Wagner

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