[XeTeX] babel

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 10:18:32 CET 2016

Hi all,

IMO the reason for such activity is to have one common declaration for all
engines so that everything is defined at one place and 8-bit babel as well
as that for XeTeX is generated from the same source.

Zdeněk Wagner

2016-03-25 10:13 GMT+01:00 Apostolos Syropoulos <asyropoulos at yahoo.com>:

> >
> >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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