[Dev-luatex] State of OpenType support

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Thu May 8 04:55:51 CEST 2008

Hi Khaled,

On Wed, 07 May 2008 19:37:23 -0600, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>

> On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 05:49:11PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> Khaled Hosny wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I've some Arabic fonts that use OpenType features extensively, I tested
>>> them with luaTeX but there are many broken features. I wondering, is
>>> OpenType support considered more or less done, and thus
>>> I might be encuntring some bugs, or there still some work to be done
>>> in this aspect and I shouldn't bother you with bug reports.
>>> (I'm using 0.25.3-2008041821 with ConTeXt)
>> see taco's answer
>> best move this discussion to the context list since it's not related to
>> the luatex app itself
> I'm not sure, but I think OpenType support discussed here is luatex
> specific.

No, the interface for opentype support is specific to the macro-package.
So this is a context mkiv matter unless and until a luatex bug or missing
feature is discovered that affects the mkiv ot support.

Best wishes

Professor Idris Samawi Hamid, Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Shi`i Studies
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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