[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX from TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Feb 7 14:19:03 CET 2009

On Feb 7, 2009, at 1:25 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 7 Feb 2009, at 01:09, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> And a perfect illustration about what is bad about Xe(La)TeX (and  
>> any other application that uses the local fonts); there is no  
>> guarantee that the beautiful font you use is available on another  
>> system so the source is no longer directly portable.
> That is equally true with "classic" TeX as soon as you buy and  
> install a font that isn't part of every TeX distribution. (For  
> example, the Lucida math fonts.)
> The only difference is that you may be less likely to do this  
> because it's such a hassle!
> JK


All too true; on both points :-). Especially since I tend to use  
Lucida a good part of the time. But. if I know I'll be distributing  
the source it's back to using Fourier+Bera, Latin Modern or just plain  
old Computer Modern.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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