Re: GNOME font library RFC

On Sat, 27 May 2000, Alan Shutko wrote:

> Owen Taylor <> writes:
> > The more sophisticated way of doing this is to include tables of information
> > that allow the rendering system to pick the ligatures. OpenType is
> > a well-developed example of doing this.
> I wonder if the TeX stuff would be of any help here?  It's
> well-documented, at least, and it would be really cool if we could
> plug TeX into a font system as has been done on other platforms.

I read through the TeX sources, TeX's font handling is fairly poor.  It
certainly wont scale to multibyte languages well.  The TeX for japanese
could at best be described as a klueful kludge.


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