[tex-live] [luatex] Ignored italic correction with lua(la)tex format

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Oct 8 16:09:18 CEST 2011

On Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 03:52:50PM +0200, Philipp Stephani wrote:
> 2011/10/8 Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>:
> > On Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 09:36:53AM +0200, Philipp Stephani wrote:
> >> 2011/10/8 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
> >> > The catcode
> >> > assignments just have to be taken out of lua(la)tex format files
> >>
> >> Please don't do this. The catcode assignments are totally correct, and
> >> it is LuaTeX which is IMHO buggy.
> >
> > So we have to live with broken rendering (until next year texlive at
> > least) for some dubious benefit of being able to \def\������������?
> LuaTeX is still beta, nobody should expect flawlessness. Once a better
> italic correction algorithm is found, we can upload a new version of
> LuaTeX to TLcontrib.

No, I'm not convinced that we have to keep a feature that no one needs
just to break a feature that many need. If ConTeXt is doing fine without
the cactcode assignment, I think LaTeX can survive it too.


 Khaled Hosny

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