[tex-live] Ftuture state of XeTeX in TeXLive

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 13:43:13 CEST 2011

2011/10/28 Vafa Khalighi <vafaklg at gmail.com>:
> Hi
> Since Jonathan has no time any more for coding XeTeX, then what will be the
> state of XeTeX in TeX distributions such as TeXLive? will be XeTeX removed
> from TeXLive just like Aleph and Omega (in favour of LuaTeX) were removed
> from TeXLive?
> Currently we have a large number of Persian TeX users and they need XeTeX
> and if XeTeX gets removed from TeX distribution, then it would create lots
> of problems for our community. Currently I am working on porting my works to
> luatex but that at least takes few years to become stable enough.

I do not know any precise number but it seems to me there are a lot of
XeTeX users in India. Moreover, the Prague Bulletin of Mathematical
Linguistics is typeset by XeLaTeX. Thus I hope XeTeX will not be
removed within a decade.

> Thanks

Zdeněk Wagner

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