[XeTeX] Xetex on linux as a batch generation tool

Sebastian Hanigk hanigk at in.tum.de
Mon Sep 3 14:17:53 CEST 2007

Am 03.09.2007 um 05:52 schrieb Paul Howson:


> Does anyone have any recommendations or experience using xetex on
> linux systems with OpenType fonts?

I have successfully installed TeXLive 2007 (with XeTeX included) on  
Solaris 10 (AMD64, I have compiled the binaries myself) without much  
trouble; usage of fonts is handled via fontconfig, i.e. either put  
your fonts in a system-wide shared directory like /opt/csw/share/ 
fonts or locally into ~/.fonts, run fc-cache from the fontconfig  
library and you're done. Under Linux it should most probably suffice  
to install TeXLive.

The TeXLive fontspec package is a bit outdated, install it from CTAN  
into your texmf-local tree.


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