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> I became interested in lua when I heard about the LuaTeX project.
> It is great fun to embed a functional/dynamic programming language into TeX.
> but I wonder whether Lua can do the job because it lacks full support
> for Unicode strings, and it is too slow to use Lua to handle the
> Opentype/Truetype font information, especially CJK fonts.

If you can, go to TUG 2007 next week and see for yourself and ask the
LuaTeX people. They seem quite enthusiastic about Lua in TeX.