[OS X TeX] graphics with xelatex

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 3 14:26:44 CEST 2007

On Jul 3, 2007, at 2:23 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On Jul 3, 2007, at 09:10, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 3 Jul 2007, at 12:44 am, Manuel Souto Pico wrote:
>>> Does someone have any recommendation regarding what package I should
>>> use to program drawings and graphics in a document typeset with
>>> xelatex (in MacTex using TeXShop)?
>>> I've tried pstricks, pgf-tikz, pst-pdf and pdftricks with no  
>>> success.
> [snip]
>> Oh, it's also possible to use Metapost; I know some ConTeXt+xetex  
>> users do this. But again, I haven't worked with this myself.
> Since MetaPost uses an intermediate call to TeX, and then parses  
> the dvi output, I don't think that text can be used in those  
> figures when you really want to use metapost with xetex, but I  
> gaven't tried this myself, so I'm not sure it will fail.
> Maarten


A similar thing can be said about using pdftricks or pst-pdf since  
they produce intermediate files that are not processed via xelatex.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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