[NTG-context] [ANN] XEmTeX 0.5-RC0

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Wed Jun 1 20:03:13 CEST 2005

Hi Fabrice,
My congratulations on the release of XEmTeX!

A question: Since XEmTeX is explicitly pdfeTeX based: Will Aleph (which 
produces (o)dvi) and dvipdfmx be supported?

As development continutes, might I very humbly-) suggest the following:

What the TeX world sorely lacks right now is a good Unicode editor, 
particularly in the areas of bidi and Arabic script. There is apparently 
only one editor in the world that does unicode, bidi, and arabic script 
correctly, and that's UniPad (http://www.unipad.org/main/ ), but it's not 
free (as in speech) and lacks many-to-most TeX-related features. My 
concern about XEmacs is that there appears to be virtually no movement in 
the direction of this kind of multilingual support, something I find 
astonishing here in 2005-)

But congratulations once again (and thnx 4 all your past help)

All the best!!

On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 15:23:59 +0200, Fabrice Popineau 
<Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr> wrote:

> The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
> that has been posted to comp.text.tex as well.
> XEmTeX is a Windows integrated distribution of PDFeTeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, 
> TeX4ht
> plus XEmacs playing the text editor. The version 0.5-RC0 is available
> for download. It fixes many bugs of the previous 0.5-beta2 version.
> You will find all details on::
> http://www.metz.supelec.fr/~popineau/xemtex-1.html
> The page http://www.fptex.org/ has been redirected to the same location.
> Beware: it is required to uninstall any previous version before trying
> to install any new one.
> I will be glad to hear about comments and hints to make that could help
> to enhance this distribution.
> Best regards,

Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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