[NTG-context] [OT] Was: [Aleph] OpenType-to-TeX and other musings...

David Wooten dw at trichotomic.net
Mon Dec 19 18:35:56 CET 2005

. . . Just out of curiosity, Hans, does this mean that pdftex will  
(in the near future;) natively support OpenType fonts, namely without  
having to go through all the TeX font installation trickery?


On Dec 18, 2005, at 6:16 AM, Hans Hagen wrote:

> Idris Samawi Hamid wrote:
>> In the short run, for Aleph's purposes, these declarations and   
>> much/most/all of the metainfo can be treated as "suggestions" for  
>> the otp  designer to consider in implementing things. There is no  
>> need to treat  them as something "holy".
> in the near future pdftex will provide open type as well as hooks  
> for input processing using lua, so you may as well end up rewriting  
> your otp's in a more friendly language
> Hans

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