[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.9999.1 released

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Apr 4 02:25:09 CEST 2013

On Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 07:34:23AM +0900, Akira Kakuto wrote:
> Hi Khaled,
> >One more question about vertical layout, the old XeTeX code was
> >positioning vertical text somehow displaced on the baseline (compared to
> >horizontal text), is this a desirable feature or a mere side effect?
> Attached is an example created by pTeX, which is
> known to typset vertical text beautifully.
> Please compare XeTeX's results, by mixing usual
> horizontal text.

Both old a new output don't seem quite right (one is displaced upwards
and the other is displaced downwards) unless using the built in Latin of
the CJK fonts (in fonts that rotate Latin glyphs in vertical layout), so
I restored the old behaviour for sake of backward compatibility. Next
year I hope to look into the text directionality as a whole and may be
XeTeX will get real vertical layout.


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