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

On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 08:45:36 +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:

> Dear Kohda-san!

Hi Norbert, 

> Good to hear from you. How was the summer in Japan? If it was as hot as
> the July in Europe it must have been very bad, together with the
> humitity!

Well, I've tried to think it was as bad as normal summer,
but it has been very hot even this week...

> Some comment to xetex:
> Next version will include it. I think about making a intermediate
> release of texlive packages with 2006~svnYYMMDD so that we can get
> xetex. We will see.

Good, so there is no need to worry about dynamic linking
with libkpathsea etc. any more.

> One point I found in your package: You don't create a link
> 	xelatex -> xetex
> in /usr/bin. Has to be done by hand.

Ah, perhaps I modified postinst in a wrong way.  Thanks.

> > Is there any smart way to do the same without violating Policy?
> Hard, very hard ATM. Changing the language.dat, hmm.
> > With TeXLive there is no problem (nor no Policy violation).
> Well, you should conflict with texlive-lang-hungarian and
> texlive-lang-other, otherwise it breaks.

So only because I was a lucky.

> > http://www1.pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp/~kohda/tex/xetex/sample_linux.tar.gz
> > (CJK, Arabic, Hindi, Ethiopic documents etc.)
> Thanks, after some changes to the font names I was able to compile
> several of the docs on my texlive system.

It is difficult to find out a standard font for a foreign
language.  I welcome any comment or advice.

Regards,			 2006-8-25(Fri)

 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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