[Dev-luatex] It seems that harfbuzz people care luatex and xetex a lot...

Yue Wang yuleopen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 18:17:44 CEST 2009


On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
> Yue Wang wrote:
>>
>> QUOTE:
> so if you wan tto use those libraries use xetex instead then (no gain in
> using luatex); the objective of the luatex project is to have a regular
> opened up tex engine with all under user/macro package control

Harfbuzz is not a high level language layout engine like ICU that is
used in xetex.
It is just a OTF loading library (it's the successor of freetype1 otf
loading code).
And it will be the opensource opentype rendering standard in the future.


>
> eventually (when luatex is mostly finished) one can always consider using
> libraries (i.e. converting node lists to whatever some library likes and
> convert what comes back to node lists) but that is then just one of the
> methods and not part of the luatex project
>
> Hans
>
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