[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Mon Jul 30 19:03:01 CEST 2012

On 07/30/2012 12:56 PM, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> CC-ing the developer of HarfBuzz in case he's not on this list.
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:
>> On the Macintosh, XeTeX uses a deprecated font library which Apple
>> never converted to 64 bits.
> Does HB support the latest Macintosh systems? Would porting XeTeX to
> HB solve the above problem?

Yes, it will.

Alternatively you can wait till someone (me?) ports iculayout to HarfBuzz.
Then someone needs to adjust Jonathan's custom version of iculayout to the
HarfBuzz version...


PS. I'm not on the list, unsubscribed a few years ago I guess.

> FWIW I've added "Please make it so that XeTeX is ported to HarfBuzz"
> on my prayers-to-whoever-is-up-there list. :-|

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