[Dev-luatex] beta 0.11.1 released

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Sep 18 11:11:18 CEST 2007


I have just released the files for luatex beta 0.11.1. So far,
there is a source package and binaries for win32 and linux-i386,
as usual. Hopefully, binaries for (some) other platforms will
become available in a few days.

As you can see below, most of the new stuff is related to fonts.
Still to come in that area is extended support for math and
opentype, but the immediate focus will shift to opening up the
hyphenation subsystem and paragraph builder.

A quick list of what is new and fixed since beta 0.10.2:

* pfb+afm fonts can now be used in 'wide' (encodingbytes=2) mode
* searching in PDFS using 'wide' fonts now works reasonably well
   (based on the tounicode feature)
* related to that, tounicode information can now be passed
   on inside the font metrics table
* font subsetting is now supported for CID-based OpenType fonts
   (however, there is a known bug with KpozMinProVI-Regular.otf)
* fontforge's warning and error messages are now intercepted
   and passed on to the lua code as a second return value of
   the fontforge.open() function
* the new primitive \suppressfontnotfounderror can suppress
   the TeX error for "Font not found"
* The lua function font.current can now be used to set TeX's
   current font

* set_attribute(-1) is now the same as unset_attribute()
* OpenType lookups with glyph classes would crash luatex
* luazlib would not compile on debian (fix from Norbert)
* CID-based fonts would crash luatex
* Bare CFF should be read in binary mode (fix from Akira)
* VF processing did not process packets containing zero bytes properly
* the truetype collection (.ttc) handling is fixed, so that all
   of the fonts inside a collection can now be used reliably
* application segfaults and stack overflows are intercepted
   so that luatex can quit a bit more gracefully
* an assertion failuer on systems with signed chars (linux-powerpc)
   is fixed
* a crash on AMD64 linux was fixed
* the lua "pdf" table code was wrong
* \ifcsname did not work properly for UTF-8 characters
* Use of the math-related functions using make_fraction (like \atop)
   caused a crash
* \handling of \if\noexpand was wrong
* applied a patch that cleans up XForm and page calculations
* "autoconf" support from zziplib is stripped

As usual, I have uploaded source and binaries to


Have fun,


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