[Dev-luatex] State of OpenType support

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu May 8 09:15:39 CEST 2008


Khaled Hosny wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 05:49:11PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> Khaled Hosny wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I've some Arabic fonts that use OpenType features extensively, I tested
>>> them with luaTeX but there are many broken features. I wondering, is 
>>> OpenType support considered more or less done, and thus
>>> I might be encuntring some bugs, or there still some work to be done  
>>> in this aspect and I shouldn't bother you with bug reports.
>>>
>>> (I'm using 0.25.3-2008041821 with ConTeXt)
>> see taco's answer
>>
>> best move this discussion to the context list since it's not related to  
>> the luatex app itself
>>
> 
> I'm not sure, but I think OpenType support discussed here is luatex
> specific.

no, luatex has no built in open type support; it loads data and then lua 
scripts do the rest; also, on the context list there are more arabic 
users (aso working on fonts) so it makes sense to share experiences 
there (it also saves taco an dme duplicate mails -)

Hans

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