CTAN update: luaotfload

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Wed Sep 26 22:56:20 CEST 2018

Ulrike Fischer submitted an update to the



Version number: 2.9 2018-09-24
License type: gpl2

Summary description: OpenType ‘loader’ for Plain TeX and LaTeX

Announcement text:

This is version 2.9. of the luaotfload package.

On the one side there is not very much new in this version: The native components of Luaotfload are nearly unchanged. A
few bugs have been corrected, the various files lists which loads the components of the font loader have been cleaned

On the other side there is a lot new:

*  The fontloader files imported from context have been updated to the current version.
   This was necessary to make Luaotfload compatible with the coming luatex 1.08/1.09. Compared to the previous version
  from february 2017 quite a number of things have changed. Most importantly the handling of arabic fonts has greatly
  improved. But this also means that changes in the output are possible.

*  The update of the fontloader files also required an update of the Lualibs package. This Luaotfload version needs
  version 2.6 of Lualibs. 

*  As the current maintainer wasn't available and it was urgent to get a Luaotfload compatible with luatex 1.08/1.09
  maintenance has been transferred to Ulrike Fischer and Marcel Krüger. The package is currently maintained and
  developed at https://github.com/u-fischer/luaotfload (but this will probably change in the near feature). Issues
  should be reported there. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Ina Dau

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