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Re: Choosing a LaTeX Compiler (my predilection for LuaTeX)

From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Choosing a LaTeX Compiler (my predilection for LuaTeX)
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:17:56 +0200
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Juan Manuel Macías <maciaschain@posteo.net> writes:
> would dare to say the following: unless you want to maintain some
> backward compatibility with old documents, I highly recommend using
> LuaTeX or XeTeX, especially LuaTeX. Although pdfTeX is very popular
> among average or veterans LaTeX users, I think using it nowadays doesn't
> make much sense (IMHO).

Except if there is any feature you want to use that doesn’t work under

pdfpages for example says that it only supports pdflatex and vtex.

Is there a way to replicate the functionality with LuaTeX? Possibly, but
you have to find out how, and it’s not the first hit on stackoverflow.

Currently LaTeX hasn’t converged on one implementation (which would imply
that all features exist in the implementation it converged on and all
packages were ported or have obvious replacements), so I don’t see a
clearcut decision.

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein
ohne es zu merken

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