On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 10:08:33 -0700, Mojca Miklavec email@example.com wrote:
Many people know something about Aleph, but I guess that not so many are using it. I've seen some
Your message died off, but feel free to ask me any questions u have about Aleph, which I use quite extensively, and without which I would be lost-)
Giuseppe is the main developer and we owe him a great debt of gratitude for stabilizing it to the point where it can be used for reliable bidirectional production purposes using large fonts. Personally, I really cannot thank him enough-)
Hans & Co. are pursuing getting all of Aleph's useful features into pdftex, so maybe the the two projects will merge after Giuseppe gets some time.
Useful aleph features + opentype support in pdfTeX will open a new vista where the encoding file mess can be thrown away and even virtual fonts will no longer be needed.
One challenge will be replacing the otp filter mechanism with something more user-friendly. I am a bit worried that this will be more difficult than expected, but we'll see.