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

From: Juan Manuel Macías
Subject: Re: Choosing a LaTeX Compiler (my predilection for LuaTeX)
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:36:23 +0200
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Hi Arne,

Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide writes:

> Except if there is any feature you want to use that doesn’t work under
> LuaTeX.
> pdfpages for example says that it only supports pdflatex and vtex.

pdfpages works perfectly with both LuaTeX and XeTeX. I've been using it
in LuaLaTeX for quite some time, by the way. Please read the first page
on the package documentation:


Currently There are very few things that will not work under luatex, for
now (certain microtype properties, like letter tracking, and little
else). In fact, the current trend is the opposite: many new packages
that are emerging do not work under pdftex. The natural evolution of the
TeX ecosystem is heading to LuaTeX, although it is normal for the TeX
community to be cautious about backward compatibility and still mantain
pdfTeX. But the present is already LuaTeX, clearly. The future, who

Best regards,

Juan Manuel 

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