[NTG-context] Dense encoding, part II ???

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu May 18 16:43:43 CEST 2006

Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> Hello,
> on the [tex-fonts] mailing list there was a recent discussion of
> people putting effort into enabling proper encoding to support
> typesetting of Lithuanian (in LaTeX). Before they start creating and
> using yet another encoding (incompatible with others and not shipped
> with any standard TeX distribution): is there any chance to finish the
> companion encoding in some reasonable time?
i wonder, what characters do they need in addition to ec/texnansi/qx
> Even if they keep using LaTeX, I think that the same mechanism can be
> used in LaTeX as the one which combined EC (T1) with TS1.
> There is probably not that much left to be done. The letter part of
> the encoding is finished (and the Polish fonts already ship with those
> metric files) and quite some ideas for the companion font are already
> there. The major part left is to create ConTeXt support for combining
> two encodings, but from the past experiance with Hans that is probably
> a matter of not even a couple of hours.
> Or should we wait for Oriental TeX first?
even with oriental tex, the old style encodings will be around for a while 


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