[OS X TeX] Re: Context problem

Ross Moore ross at maths.mq.edu.au
Fri Oct 15 11:35:13 CEST 2004


Hi Jonathan, and Gerben,

On 15/10/2004, at 7:26 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 15 Oct 2004, at 9:28 am, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>
>> TL 2004 does not use the  .efmt etc extensions anymore. Every 
>> extension is .fmt and most engines are just links to pdfetex which 
>> changes its mode depending on how it is called.
>>
>> Format creation therefore mixing old and new are problematic. This is 
>> true with XeTeX as well.
>>
>
> I'm aware of this change; currently, the XeTeX 0.88 installer attempts 
> to patch fmtutil so that it will know about the .xfmt extension (can 
> anyone confirm whether this works?). The correct fix is probably to 
> change xetex to use .fmt as well. (I haven't had time to try the TL 
> 2004 setup myself yet; "real work" calls!)

Why don't you just continue to create it as  xetex.xfmt
and also include a symbolic link:  ln -s xetex.xfmt  xetex.fmt
and similarly for  xelatex.xfmt .

That way you shouldn't need to make assumptions about whether
it is a  TeXLive 2003, TeXLive 2004, or other teTeX installation.


Hope this helps,

	Ross


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