[XeTeX] XeTeX maintenance

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Mon Apr 27 08:19:44 CEST 2015

On 27/04/2015 00:22, Ross Moore wrote:
>> But of course that doesn't address the problem for LaTeXt users until
>> someone writes a suitable/comparable package (maybe someone did
>> already, I didn't try to follow).
> I have coding for much of what is needed, using the modified pdfTeX.
> But there is a lot that still needs to be added; e.g. PDF’s table model,
> References, footnotes, etc. 

Somewhat away from the original topic, but it strikes me that building a
tagged PDF is going to be much more problematic at the macro layer than
at the engine level: is that fair? Deciding what elements of a document
are 'structure' is hard, and in 'real' documents it's not unusual to see
a lot of input that's more about appearance than structure. That of
course isn't limited to TeX: I suspect anyone trying to generate tagged
output has the same concern (users do odd things).
Joseph Wright

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