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@simoncozens simoncozens released this Jan 13, 2019 · 388 commits to master since this release

No code changes. Fix tarball. Some unrelated files (including some binaries) crept into the release.

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@simoncozens simoncozens released this Jan 7, 2019 · 390 commits to master since this release

New in v0.9.5:

  • Experimental package manager.

  • The "smart" bare percent unit (where SILE guessed whether you meant height or width) has now moved from deprecated to error. Replace with %pw etc.

  • Language support: variable spaces in Amharic (and other languages if enabled with the shaper.variablespaces setting), improvements to Japanese Ruby processing, Uyghur hyphenation revisited and improved, Armenian hyphenation added.

  • You can now set the stretch and shrink values of a space using the shaper.spaceenlargementfactor, shaper.spaceshrinkfactor and shaper.spacestretchfactor settings.

  • You can use - as input filename to pipe in from standard input, and - as output filename to pipe generated PDF to standard output.

  • New letter class.

  • New commands: \neverindent and \cr

  • New units: ps (parskip) and bs (baselineskip)

  • Links generated via the url package are hyperlinked in the PDF.

  • You can now style folios (page numbers) by overriding the \foliostyle macro.

  • Languages may define their own counting functions by providing a counter function; you may also lean on ICU's number formatting to format numbers.

  • ICU is now required for correct Unicode processing.

  • Experimental support for SVG graphics and fonts. (see tests/simplesvg.sil)

  • Users may select the Harfbuzz subshaping system used (coretext, graphite, fallback etc.) by setting the harfbuzz.subshapers setting.

  • Fix typos in documentation (Thanks to Sean Leather, David Rowe).

Most other changes in this release are internal and non-user-visible, including:

  • Introduced vertical kern nodes.

  • Various fixes to pushback (end of page) logic, bidi implementation. ICU is now used for bidi.

  • Updated various examples to work with current internals.

  • Many and varied internal fixes and speedups, and improved coding style.

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@simoncozens simoncozens released this Aug 31, 2016 · 937 commits to master since this release

Nearly 600 changes, including:

  • New packages include: letter spacing, multiple line spacing methods, Japanese Ruby, font specimen generator, crop marks, font fallback, set PDF background color.
  • Fixed handling of font weight and style.
  • Hyphenation: Correct hyphenation of Indic scripts, words with non-alphabetic characters in them, and allow setting hyphen character and defining hyphenation exceptions.
  • Relative dimensions ("1.2em") are converted to absolute dimensions at point of use, not point of declaration. So you can set linespacing to 1.2em, change font size, and it'll still work.
  • Default paper size to A4.
  • Changes to semantics of percent-of-page and percent-of-frame length specifications. (width=50% etc.)
  • Much improved handling of footnotes, especially in multicolumn layouts.
  • Support for: the libthai line breaking library, color fonts, querying the system font library on OS X, multiple Amharic justification conventions.
  • Added explicit kern nodes.
  • Changed to using Harfbuzz for the text processing pipeline; much faster, and much more accurate text shaping.
  • Rewritten and more accurate bidirectional handling.
  • Removed dependency on FreeType; use Harfbuzz for font metrics.
  • Fixed the definition of an em. (It's not the width of a letter "m".)

and much more besides.

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@simoncozens simoncozens released this Oct 9, 2015 · 1535 commits to master since this release

Version 0.9.3 (2015-10-09)

  • Support for typesetting Japanese according to the JIS X 4051 standard, both horizontally and vertically.
  • Unicode line-breaking support; scripts now line-break correctly even if they don't have specific language support. Optionally uses the ICU library if installed.
  • Font designers rejoice: you can now say \font[filename=...] to use uninstalled fonts.
  • Pango/Cairo support is now officially deprecated. Stop using it!
  • Improvements to USX Bible processing.
  • Experimental support for Structured PDF generation.
  • Support for Opentype kerning.
  • Support for custom frame direction (e.g. "TTB-LTR" for Mongolian).
  • Support for many-way parallel texts across pages or spreads.
  • Line breaking support for Myanmar, Javanese and Uyghur.
  • Support for boustrophedon Greek. No, really.
  • Various fixes to bidirectionality, discretionary hyphens, insertions, footnotes, grid typesetting, alignment.
  • Under-the-hood advancements for Harfbuzz.
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@simoncozens simoncozens released this Jun 2, 2015 · 2021 commits to master since this release

Version 0.9.2 (2015-06-03)

  • New packages for: rotated content, accessing OpenType features and ligatures, alternative input of Unicode characters, PDF bookmarks and links, input transformation.
  • Packages to help with typesetting chord sheets and bibles.
  • Experimental packages for bibliography management, typesetting URLs, Japanese vertical typesetting, balanced columns, and best-fit page breaking.
  • Support for quoted strings in the parameters to TeX-like commands.
  • Language support: Many fixes to Arabic; support for Tibetan and Kannada; hyphenation for many languages; much improved bidirectional typesetting.
  • Warn when frames are overfull.
  • Support for older versions of autotools, for Lua 5.3 and mingw32 environments.
  • Continuous integration and testing framework
  • Fixes to long-standing bugs in grid support, centering, ligatures, insertions and page breaking.
  • Better font handling and substitution.
  • Valid PDFs will still be generated on error/interruption.
  • Improved error handling and error messages.
  • Many miscellaneous bug fixes.
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@simoncozens simoncozens released this Oct 30, 2014 · 2401 commits to master since this release

Version 0.9.1 (2014-10-30)

  • The main change in this release is a new shaper based on Harfbuzz and a new PDF creation engine. This has greatly improved the output quality on Linux, as well as bringing support for multilingual typesetting and allowing future support of interesting PDF features. (It's also much faster.)
  • The new PDF library also allows images to be embedded in many different formats, rather than just PNG.
  • Documents can now be written in right-to-left languages such as Hebrew or Arabic, and it's possible to mix left-to-right and right-to-left text arbitrarily. (Using the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm.)
  • Initial support for languages such as Japanese which have different word/line breaking rules.
  • Frames can be grouped into a set called a "master", and masters can be used to set the frame layout of a given page.
  • Hopefully a much easier installation process, by bundling some of the required Lua modules and using the standard autoconf ./configure; make strategy.
  • Support for Lua 5.2.
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Aug 29, 2014
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