[XeTeX] ATSUI/Core Text/etc. Re: "Minimalist" TeX?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed May 23 12:44:35 CEST 2012

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 06:54:37PM +0900, Simon Cozens wrote:
> On 23/05/2012 17:31, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> >Am 23.05.2012 um 03:36 schrieb Simon Cozens:
> >>I'm coming very late to this party but could someone explain why Core Text would be the best replacement here?
> >ATSUI is 32-bit only in a 64-bit world
> I understand that ATSUI needs to go; that wasn't the question I
> asked. Why replace it with another OSX-only API when others are
> available?

ATSUI is used for Apple's AAT technology which is not supported by
other libraries. HarfBuzz is mainly and OpenType engine, but we are
already using ICU's layout engine for that. Graphite is yet a different
technology and XeTeX is already using it.


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