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Bug#365672: RFP: xetex - An extension of TeX with Unicode and OpenType support

On Tue, 08 Aug 2006 19:43:17 +0200, Ralf Stubner wrote:

> Current SVN is better. ;-)

I see, I'll try it later.

> > * there are some duplicated files in XeTeX and TeXliv/teTeX,
> > for example, keyval.sty, xkeyval.sty are such files.
> > 
> > * under the above settings (and the current xetex package)
> > xetex/xelatex find keyval.sty of TeXlive (not of XeTeX itself).
> I don't think that these LaTeX packages would cause any problems. I
> don't know why they are included in the XeTeX sources, but one could
> either omit them, if the versions in teTeX and TeX Live are recent
> enough. Or one could install them in /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/... such
> that LaTeX formats using other engines can profit from updated versions,
> too.
> Actually XeTeX specific stuff (fontspec, xunicode, ...) raise an error
> when called with, eg, pdfTeX.
> The more interesting thing are the pattern files for hyphenation. Many
> of them should be usable with both XeTeX and other TeX engines. But I
> don't know to what extend this has been tested. Others (eg for greek)
> are not compatible.

Okay, I'll invetigate relation between XeTeX and normal(?) TeX
and if I find something important (or what I guess important)
I'll report it/them here.

> > Is the license problematic?
> I simply wasn't sure. It has been changed recently to something which
> looks like an MIT style license though, which should cause no problems.

Good to know.  Thanks for your kind advice.

Regards,			    2006-8-9(Wed)

 Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda AT debian.org>
 Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima

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