[XeTeX] XeTeX maintenance

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sun Apr 26 12:51:39 CEST 2015

On 26/04/2015 11:47, Philip Taylor wrote:
> To my mind, XeTeX /is/ the future of TeX.  The days of entering
> "français" as "fran\c cais" are surely numbered, and it has never been
> possible to enter "العربية", "ελληνικά" or "עברית" (etc) in an analogous
> way.  Therefore, is it not time to petition the TUG Board to adopt XeTeX
> as a formal TUG project, and to allocate adequate funding to ensure not
> only its continued existence but its continued development, at least
> until such time as a clearly superior alternative not only emerges but
> becomes adopted as the /de facto/ replacement for TeX ?
> Philip Taylor

The problem as always is not so much money as people. [Also, you do know
about LuaTeX, yes? ;-) More seriously, XeTeX isn't a drop-in replacement
for TeX90/pdfTeX.]
Joseph Wright

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