[XeTeX] babel

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 25 10:13:07 CET 2016

>I think that it is absolutely correct that you build in continuing support
>for old encodings that may no longer be used with new documents.

Personally, I think this is an absolutely wrong approach! For legacy documents,
we have legacy enginees like TeX. More specifically, if one wants to use legacy 

8-bit or 7-bit encodings and legacy fonts, then she can use TeX. There is absolutely
no reason to use XeTeX! After all, this the reason why the TeX community includes
in TeXLive things like dvips, METAFONT fonts, etc. Finally, XeLaTeX can process
these documents with existing packages just fine, why bother rewriting old things
with "modern" ink?

Apostolos Syropoulos

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