[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 31 11:47:10 CEST 2012

On 31/7/12 10:39, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So as you all can see it cuts both ways. I vote is to gradually switch to Lua(La)TeX. I believe that it can become the
>>> future.
>> It can if other scripts become supported.
> And preferably other rendering technologies like Graphite (and
> apparently Mac's new CoreText).

The luatex team's philosophy (AIUI) does not favor the integration of 
libraries such as these. However, there's nothing (in principle) to 
prevent you implementing Graphite and AAT engines in Lua and thus 
supporting Graphite and AAT fonts within luatex. Just a SMOP. :)

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