README for LuaTeX Snapshots ========================================================= This directory contains a snapshot release of LuaTeX, an experimental pdfTeX extension that is to eventually become its successor. It is developed by a subset of the current pdfTeX team. ========================================================= The snapshot code is NOT stable, it may not even compile properly! Features that are present today may be gone in tomorrow. There ARE bugs. You should NOT use this program for ANYTHING except testing! ========================================================= LuaTeX uses Lua scripting both as an extension to the TeX macro language and as an extension to the typesetting engine itself. A (growing) number of TeX internals are made available to the embedded lua interpreter. LuaTeX uses code and interfaces from Aleph to improve the typesetting of non-latin alphabet languages, instead of the TeXXeT code present in the current releases of pdfTeX. Unicode and OpenType font support are added progressively, and regular pdfTeX development will continue in this branch as well. The multi-lingual extensions are coded and merged by Taco Hoekwater. Swift progress in that area is made possible by a joint grant from Colorado State University and TUG, under the 'Oriental TeX' project. Further documentation about LuaTeX can be found at http://www.luatex.org We have a tracker running at http://tracker.luatex.org A mailing list for users of LuaTeX is hosted by TUG, see http://www.tug.org/mailman/listinfo/luatex A mailing list for the development of LuaTeX can be found at http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/dev-luatex =========================================================
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luatex – The LuaTeX engine
LuaTeX is an extended version of pdfTeX using Lua as an embedded
scripting language. The LuaTeX project’s main objective
is to provide an open and configurable variant of TeX while at the
same time offering downward compatibility.
LuaTeX uses Unicode (as UTF-8) as its default input encoding, and is able to use modern (OpenType) fonts (for both text and mathematics).
It should be noted that LuaTeX is still under development; its specification has been declared stable, but absolute stability may not in practice be assumed.
|License||GNU General Public License, version 2|
|Contained in||TeXLive as luatex|
|MiKTeX as miktex-luatex-bin-2.9|
TeX (or TeX-alike) typesetting engine|