[Aleph] Mem - new release

Giuseppe Bilotta gip.bilotta at iol.it
Fri Aug 27 13:59:10 CEST 2004


Thursday, August 26, 2004 Javier Bezos wrote:

> Hello,

>> Very likely I will release
>> a new version of mem in a few days, with an Arabic
>> sample and other new features, including correct
>> (or almost) handling of verbatim.

> Which I've just done.

Excellent.

> What's new?
> - Several bugs has been fixed (but lots of them
>   are still to be fixed or even discovered; it's
>   experimental after all).
> - An extensión to otp's named mtp is introduced, which
>   remaps special characters (for verbatim) and allows
>   Unicode names. A preprocessor written in Python converts
>   it to otp and then to ocp.
> - A Python script generates input enconding otp's.
>   (An since Python has built-in Unicode tools, I
>   think I will use it extensively to write more
>   scripts.)
> - An Arabic sample.
> - I've begun to clean up fonts. In particular, UT1 is
>   avoided for the reasons explained in the manual.
>   However, synchronyzing properly font ocp's with the
>   NFSS used in LaTeX is not an easy task.
> - The manual contains new material and parts of the
>   readme has been moved into it.
> - I continue advancing in the verbatim issue.

Exactly, what kind of issues do you have with verbatim? Do keep
in mind that in Aleph you have e-TeX \scantokens available, which
means you can play slightly dirtier tricks with catcodes than
in Omega or TeX ...

> By the way, I think it would be a good idea if
> the development of mem could be done with the help
> of some kind of public repository. Any advice on
> that?

I don't know. Savannah, maybe?

-- 
Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta




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