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Re: how to add special glyphs


From: Rob Sargent
Subject: Re: how to add special glyphs
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2023 08:17:05 -0700


> On Mar 8, 2023, at 7:59 AM, Max Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> ´╗┐On 08/03/2023 07:29, Rob Sargent wrote:
>>> LuaLaTeX may be instructed to use fallback fonts, see e.g.
> ...
>>> To my taste it is too low level.
>> That I placed the unicode into the text was "too low level"?  I could argue 
>> that "it's a UTF doc", or that "\ding{55}" is bizarrely high level.  Other's 
>> have shown methods which maximize the cross export experience.  I'll 
>> consider those.  I'm not sure LuaLaTex is an option for me.
> 
> I would prefer to use Unicode symbols in UTF-8 encoded documents. While 
> browsers and office software tries to find some substitution when some glyph 
> is not available in requested font, configuration of LaTeX engines is more 
> complicated. Support of Unicode in LuaTeX is much better than in pdfTeX. 
> Unfortunately for characters outside of ~latin-1 set, all fonts must be 
> carefully configured. I consider necessity to specify font per language and 
> fallback fonts as too low level operations for regular users.
> 
> I do not see a robust way to determine fonts available for LaTeX to implement 
> automatic configuration in ox-latex with reasonable amount of code.
> 
> I recommend to consider LuaLaTeX if you are going to use Unicode. 
> Alternatives are PDF export through LibreOffice or through HTML and a browser.
Thank you Max. Another vote for LuaTeX! And for Unicode. 

rjs


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