[NTG-context] XeTeX and built-in glyph generation

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Nov 2 12:57:22 CET 2006


Philipp Reichmuth wrote:
> Hans Hagen schrieb:
>   
>> Philipp Reichmuth wrote:
>>     
>>> - character[ range]s which get passed directly to the underlying engine 
>>> (useful mainly with XeTeX and possibly with Aleph/Omega)
>>> - character[ range]s which get constructed from accents
>>> - character[ range]s which get used from a different typescript; for 
>>> example if I have passages or quotations in a script which isn't 
>>> available in my typescript, it would be nice to say that "all 
>>> IPA/Greek/Old Church Slavonic" should come from a substitution 
>>> typescript where these scripts are available and look good.
>>>       
>> we're going to built that kind of logic (and a bit more) into luatex / context mkiv ; after that we can see to what extend we can support the xetex way as well 
>>
>> after tug 2006 we enter the font part pf the luatex/orientaltex project
>>     
>
> OK.  Sounds great.  If you need a tester, I'll be more than happy to 
> provide lots of awkward cases and sift through them.
>
> In the meantime, is it possible to enable/disable ConTeXt's UTF-8 
> handler selectively for pieces of text?  such as:
>
> \starttext
> \enableregime[utf]
> - some Unicode text processed by CoNTeXt for diacritics etc. -
> \disableregime[utf]
> - some Unicode text in some other script processed natively by XeTeX -
> \stoptext
>
> That would do the job in the meantime.
>
>   
hm, dunno, this is related to active characters (>255) and such; 
currently the utf handler is disables in xetex mode

Hans


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