[Dev-luatex] Making a Lua Package

وفا خلیقی، Vafa Khalighi vafa at live.com.au
Fri Sep 26 17:16:39 CEST 2008

good to hear that. 

It is wonderful that you are collaborating with an Iranian team.

We will be in touch for sure. As the current status of XePersian, now we have written a package that allows a user to select a font and then all the digits in maths environments will be typeset in Farsi format in that specific font. I actually did this alone and to be honest maths fonts in LaTeX is a very complicated matter. It almost killed me. I hope that it is far easier in ConTeXt, so you do not have to put too much time and energy on it. Have you guys achieved that? and How did you find it?

Our updates ocures every three months. For next update, we are considering writing a Unicode editor, I mean the one that really is a bidirectional editor unlike many other unicode editors and also write a package for Persian hyphenation.

> Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 09:01:24 -0600
> To: vafa at live.com.au
> Subject: Re: [Dev-luatex] Making a Lua Package
> From: ishamid at colostate.edu
> CC: dev-luatex at ntg.nl; omid.kashefi at gmail.com; lists at texytipografia.com
> On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 05:44:20 -0600, Hans Hagen  wrote:
>> idris might show a few more insights
> In addition to Hans points:
> Oriental TeX -- the "mother" or "midwife" of luatex -- is interested in  
> both Persian and Arabic (as well as other languages that require the  
> Arabic script).
> At present we have a team in Iran that is helping us to move some of the  
> OTeX goals forward.
> On the other hand, OTeX is definitely ConTeXt-centric.
> Javier Bezos, I believe, is working on the luaTeX-LaTeX front, and he may  
> have more to say on that, assuming XePersian is LaTeX-centric.
> Any suggestions from the XePersian team are of course most welcome!
> Best wishes
> Idris
> -- 
> 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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