[OS X TeX] Next generation TeX

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu Sep 9 05:43:11 CEST 2004

On Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at 09:52  PM, Bob Kerstetter wrote:

> I was just wondering how XeTeX fits in, historically speaking, to TeX 
> on the Macintosh. I have never used Textures, although someone I work 
> with used it until I "introduced" him to TeXShop, iTeXMac and 
> GW-teTeX, all of which he now uses.

XeTeX is the direct successor to TeX/GX

> Also, while I have yet to try XeTeX beyond running some of Jonathan's 
> sample files, I have thought it might solve the problem my seminary 
> friends are having with the fairly new Greek and Hebrew fonts 
> distributed with the Macintosh program called Accordance. Basically, 
> they wanted to be able to cut from Accordance and paste into TeXShop, 
> then print out everything. We tried all sorts of things last Spring 
> and finally gave up.

This should, ``just work'' if the fonts accede to the Unicode 
standard---if they don't, well, tell the folks who made them to get 
with the 21st century and make fonts in standard formats like OpenType 
with encodings which are actually useful beyond their little sandbox 


William Adams, publishing specialist
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