[Dev-luatex] Luatex and metafont

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jun 10 18:42:11 CEST 2011


On 10-6-2011 6:20, Mauricio CA wrote:
>>>> 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?

sure you can as you can make a virtual font out of the metafont

Hans

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