[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Jul 31 02:23:08 CEST 2012

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 01:03:01PM -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> 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...

Does this mean HarfBuzz will support AAT fonts (even if only on Mac
through CoreText)? Because if not, we will still need to port XeTeX from
ATSUI to CoreText (as that is deprecated API being referred to) and no
body who knows how to do this seems interested.


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