[Dev-luatex] OTF engine in LuaTeX

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Dec 26 23:53:40 CET 2008


Elie Roux wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have a small experience in TeX (I wrote a plain TeX style for 
> gregorian chant, http://home.gna.org/gregorio), and I am very interested 
> in LuaTeX and all the features it will bring to the TeX world. For 
> example LuaTeX allowed me to correct some very annoying bugs that 
> happened sometimes in my style, and that couldn't be corrected in plain 
> TeX. So thank you for you great job!
> 
> It happens that I have some time now, and during next month. So I would 
> be interested in helping you, especially for OTF integration in LuaTeX. 
> For now I'm using the code present here 
> http://luatex.bluwiki.com/go/Use_a_TrueType_font to deal with OTF, but 
> it's not really satisfying (no ligatures for example). So if it is 
> possible to help with an OTF engine like in XeTeX, I would be very happy 
> to start it, or continue it. Please tell me how I should proceed!

there will be no built in otf engine or any engine

(context comes with one written in lua; at some point i will make a 
spin-off for plain tex that then also can be used elsewhere)

Hans

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