More behind the scenes changes...
Posted Jun 20, 2013 10:25 UTC (Thu) by anselm
In reply to: More behind the scenes changes...
Parent article: Meeks: LibreOffice's under-the-hood progress in 4.1.0 (beta)
If you're really interested in OpenType, the TeX implementation to use is probably XeTeX. The recently-published TeXLive 2013 contains the current version of XeTeX, which uses HarfBuzz (among other things).
As far as the message you quoted is concerned, I don't read this as »this will never get done«. We'll probably get there eventually.
In the meantime TeX is still a very viable contender in its field, if only because (a) it is very well-established and (b) those programs that produce good output (even the pricey ones like Adobe InDesign) suck in various other respects when it comes to, e.g., book-length documents that TeX handles as a matter of course, while those programs that are less weird and idiosyncratic can't touch TeX's output quality or are otherwise limited in what they can do.
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