[metapost] Does MetaPost catch on?

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Thu Sep 2 15:25:54 CEST 2010

Am 02.09.2010 15:02, schrieb Stephan Hennig:

> The typesetting could be achieved without TeX by bundling MetaPost
> with troff and a nice set of fonts.
> Hm, a stand-alone MetaPost distribution as outlined above would really
> need to be able to use system fonts, that is, OTF fonts, the same way
> XeTeX and LuaTeX do.  Taco, Hans, are there any plans into that direction?

Oh, as troff probably isn't OTF aware, that would require MetaPost to do 
the typesetting by itself.  Even if MetaPost learnt to typeset (with 

   label("foo" infont <OTF font>, origin);

for OTF fonts, that probably wouldn't include mathematics.  So again, a 
full TeX installation were needed.  Too bad.

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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