[NTG-context] mkiv

Willi Egger w.egger at boede.nl
Sun Dec 9 16:39:46 CET 2007


My personal view is, that we should focus on utf and where necessary  
on good exeption handling.
Once you type your documents directly in utf, most of the language  
specific things are directly ok. Others like French spacing or  
language dependent quoting and alike can be handled with the language- 


On Dec 8, 2007, at 9:48 PM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> On Dec 7, 2007 7:17 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As a prelude to an independent language mechanism for mkiv (the tex
>> part) I removes a few thingies. I was wondering ... is anyone using
>> language specifics? Active quote stuff? Does that still make sense  
>> for
>> mkiv? After all we can have more advanced exceptions and we have  
>> utf ...
> enco-fsl can go away (in mkii as well), but not lang-sla.mki* :)
> When looking into enco-fde (the same is true for Slovenian and  
> Croatian):
>   \def\setupDElanguage
>     {\setuplanguage
>        [\s!de]
>        [\c!leftsentence=\leftguillemot,
>         \c!rightsentence=\rightguillemot,
>         \c!leftsubsentence=\leftsubguillemot,
>         \c!rightsubsentence=\rightsubguillemot]}
> I have suggested another way of handling that a few days ago (no
> conclusions met).
> Discretionaries should be handled by LuaTeX itself, right? So I guess
> that they're not really needed if they find their way into mkiv.
> Then only "a, "o, "u, "s are left for German. (I already wanted to ask
> for "c -> č, "s -> š and "z ->ž mappings for Slovenian once, but I
> have changed my mind. I find it extremely ugly, although I used to
> write that way before someone has told me about
> \usepackage[cp1250]{inputenc}
> I would vote against supporting them ("a, "o, "u) in LuaTeX, but it's
> not up to me.
> Mojca
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