[dev-context] Luatex beta 0.31.0

Oliver Buerschaper oliver.buerschaper at mpq.mpg.de
Mon Dec 8 15:51:13 CET 2008


Hi Taco,

may I ask a completely uninformed question? I'm wondering whether it's  
also possible to access the glyphs' path data from within LuaTeX (and/ 
or MetaPost) ...

Best,
Oliver



> Hi all,
>
> I have just uploaded the archives for luatex 0.31.0.
>
> This is just an intermediate release so that some testing can be
> done on the updated fontforge embedding.
>
> * There are new fields being generated by fontforge.to_table(),
>  and one or two old ones have been removed. These fields are /
>  will be documented in the manual, but very briefly:
>
>  - MATH table and associated information are now exported
>    (the main reason for the new fontforge code)
>  - Baseline data is now exported
>    (perhaps usable in lua code)
>  - Multiple Master / Glyph variation data is now exported
>    (but useless, for now)
>  - Mac Feature (AAT) information is now exported
>    (perhaps usable in lua code)
>  - If (lookup) names were saved via the PfED table, these
>    will the exported instead of the default, generated names.
>    (as requested by Yannis)
>
> * dfont is now treated as an archive format just like ttc
>  when it comes to fontforge.info(). NOTE: that does not mean you
>  can actually use them, because the  backend doesn't know
>  yet how to embed dfont fonts in the PDF, that is on the
>  TODO list for the next big beta (0.40.0).
>
> * The executables are a lot larger than before. That is because
>  much more of fontforge is included than before. Likely this
>  will stay this way, because this makes upgrading the ff code
>  much easier, and it means that luatex/FF potentially
>  understands more font formats (after upgrading the backend,
>  of course)
>
> The archives (just binaries this time) can be downloaded from
> supelec as usual:
>
>       http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/luatex/
>
>
> If you need the sources, please check out via anonymous svn:
>
> svn co svn://scm.foundry.supelec.fr/svn/luatex/tags/beta-0.31.0
>
>
> Bugs and feature requests can be added to the issue tracker at
>
>       http://tracker.luatex.org
>
> Have fun,
> Taco


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