[XeTeX] potential new feature: \XeTeXgenerateactualtext

Will Robertson will at wspr.io
Thu Feb 25 00:31:04 CET 2016

On 24 Feb 2016, at 2:20 AM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at gmail.com> wrote:
> For a document that wants some other kind of "ActualText", there's going to need to be pretty detailed markup in the source, I think. (E.g. each word, or similar unit, will need to be tagged to provide the desired ActualText that goes with it.) At that point, I wonder if turning off \XeTeXgenerateactualtext and just doing it "manually" with macros that generate \special{}s would be the most reasonable way forward.

This sounds interesting for maths, where there is a chance we could automatically insert \special{}s at the glyph and/or the equation level — has this always been possible in XeTeX or does this require the newest patch for xdvipdfmx you just released?


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