Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> Lualatex + luamplib seems a tiny bit easier to use than latex + emp,
>> but is there any other advantage?
> it's more efficient, since metapost is present as a library in the
> luatex executable.
Yes, I'd overlooked the fact that - as far as I can see -
I don't have to run mpost separately with lualatex + luamplib
as I do with latex + emp.
>> I've been dipping into luatex/lualatex since reading
>> rave recommendations of luatex in this newsgroup,
>> but I must admit I haven't yet seen any great advantage
>> in using lualatex over latex.
> the main, immediate, point is "modern fonts" (ttf and otf without
> translation to type 1) and unicode input. xelatex uses those, too.
I must admit I am not a fontophil, and am perfectly happy with Type 1 fonts.
I take it that that is what I will be using in lualatex
if I don't specify ttf or otf fonts?
Or is Type 1 automagically translated into ttf?
And why are people so enamoured of ttf?
Suppose I wanted (as an experiment) to use ttf versions of the standard
text and mathematical fonts with lualatex.
Is there a simple example anywhere that would show me what to do?
(As far as I can see, my Fedora-16 laptop doesn't include
a huge number of ttf or otf files.)
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