[Dev-luatex] Luatex and metafont

Mauricio CA mauricio.antunes at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 18:20:45 CEST 2011


>>> Can I use metafont fonts with luatex?

>> they are independent entities, so the answer is yes

>> if you mean: can I include bitmaps, the answer is yes too (because
>> the backend supports bitmaps -> type 3)

> But please note that (from manual) "type3 fonts are provided for
> backward compatibility only, and do not support the new wide encoding
> options."

I've being learning metafont and I thought I could use luatex for
enconding conveniences, like input in utf-8. Does that sentence mean I
can't map utf-8 input to a metafont font?

Thanks,
Maurício



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