[texhax] Omega

Ross Moore ross at maths.mq.edu.au
Wed Sep 1 16:22:03 CEST 2004

On 01/09/2004, at 9:59 PM, Karl Berry wrote:

> doubt it
>     Do you know of any experience of e-tex + UTF-8 encoded text 
> (heavily
>     multilingual, multiscript)?
> Aleph (formerly known as eOmega) is e-tex + Omega.

  There is also  XeTeX  for Mac OS X; see


This is  etex + support for any font that can be displayed on a Mac.

>     That still leaves the question in the air where the journey is
>     heading...
> Only time will tell.

Fonts are becoming more complicated programs, with greater capabilities.
Wherever Apple takes their font technology, XeTeX will follow.
Traditional TeX typography is also handled, but general (PDF or PS)
  \special  syntax is not handled yet.

Hope this helps,


> Best regards,
> karl
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