john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Oct 25 21:04:29 CEST 2007
On Thursday 25 October 2007 12:10:24 pm Hans Hagen wrote:
> John Culleton wrote:
> > On Tuesday 23 October 2007 10:49:44 am Hans Hagen wrote:
> >> Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> at the risk of sounding rude or impatient: I'd love to know when new
> >>> releases of luatex and ConTeXt mkiv can be expected. The latest
> >>> luatex trunk has some problems (no ligatures, hyphenation flaky) and
> >>> doesn't work with some of my fonts. Latest ConTeXt beta only works
> >>> with trunk of luatex. Hans mentioned some fundamental changes in
> >>> luatex, so I was just wondering.
> >> later this week there will be a new beta
> >> Hans
> > What will a luatex based Context do for us that the current stable
> > Context doesn't?
> open type to start with, robustly grouped features, better and more
> robust spacing some day soon, more efficient and flexible xml, a new
> sectioning implementation, instant metapost processing (next year), and
> much more; eventually fundamental new features will only be written for
> luatex and pdftex (traditional tex) will be frozen.
In my further exploration I came across another product, toally unrelated,
dealing with spreadsheets. with the name of luatex. Is the name luatex a
trademark? Lua is apparently.
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