I need writing normal text and some sentences in artifical conscript language.
How writing small as possible package and how use it (include?) in file?
My language have my own font and each glyphs is defined as one or more chars.
sh[number] -> x or x1 or x2 ...
I am a student and I'm looking for a nice and enjoyable "layout" for writing my thesis (which is not so close: I'm forestalling). Now, I've read about ClassicThesis, and I gathered that this is a very good candidate. My questions for you are: Are there other styles which you would recommend, or C...
@JosephWright I think @WillRobertson is hoping they don't go with the variation selector which is a bit of a pain to deal with in tex, trouble is it's hard to argue too strongly that tex can't handle suffix characters as in theory there are several variant selector combinations already
@JosephWright tests pass and it looks right. I installed it rebuilt the formats, will do a few sanity checks...
@DavidCarlisle Yes, if we just load another font to access the calligraphic alphabet that's much easier to implement than looping through input and adding the variant selector (but I assume it works okay?)
@WillRobertson but does it work to add the VS at all in math? isn't the math layout going to make separate math atoms out of each character not pass the pair to the font to combine? Also I was more worried about what you'd do with an input file in which the variant selector inline with no markup warning, like combining accents in text
@JosephWright I don't know why @WillRobertson struggles with unicode-math, testing latest math class loader, seems to work with a couple of lines of code:-) xetex version.
\font\z="[latinmodern-math.otf]" at 10pt
$x+2=\alpha$ % just to get NFSS math setup out th eway
$x+2 = α$
@WillRobertson It might be, but you could speak with more authority. The unicode people may not be impressed though to hear that even unicode tex variants struggle with the whole Unicode combining character idea:(
The last day of the election and only 7 nominees for 8 positions? That is kind of sad, so I will add myself to the nominees, even if I am much less qualified than the others -- no TeX development or something, just a user.
I am an enthusiastic LaTeX user since the beginning of my studies in 2007...
@WillRobertson it may still work out better in some respects, if some fonts have the script and some don't you could just set the catcode of the VS character to ignore and pretend it isn't there. If the fonts also let you use either style via a style selector thing then you could still set that up as an option.