[tex-live] Ftuture state of XeTeX in TeXLive

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 17:57:20 CEST 2011

2011/10/28 Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 02:50:53PM +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> Generally, all XeTeX documents must render in luatex without the need
>> of modifying the source. I see that things are changing. Simple नमस्ते
>> दुनिया fails in luatex from TL 2010 but works in TL 2011. We cannot
>> switch from XeTeX to luatex today but it may be possible in the
>> future.
> I by works you mean you are getting some output, then this is true,
> otherwise I don't think you will get correct Indic rendering with the
> current OpenType "engine" used by luatex packages.
In Devanagari, there are two important features: creation of conjuncts
(correct even in luatex of TL 2010) and moving short "I" matra in
front of the consonant (correct in lualatex of TL 2011 but not TL
2010, I can send you the PDF's for comparison, if you like). I have
not done any test with mor complex text (I will try some of my files).
I cannot test other Indic scripts because I do not know them. Tibetan
script may be difficult.

> Regards,
>  Khaled

Zdeněk Wagner

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