[OS X TeX] latex and xelatex

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Wed Mar 17 01:48:48 CET 2010

On Mar 16, 2010, at 2:59 PM, R. Vijay Krishna wrote:

> On Mar 16, 2010, at 1:42 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>> In practice, then, a xetex document created on on system will not  
>> necessarily be portable to another system; in regular latex this is  
>> rarely a problem.  (Although perhaps only due to the fact that  
>> adding new fonts to a TeX distribution is such a PITA that most  
>> people just put up with the few that are available.)
>> For this reason, I haven't made a full switch to xetex, although I  
>> use it for certain things where I want a more interesting font  
>> selection. (And distributing source is not a problem.)
>> Alan
> Have you tried the package ``ifxetex''?  It solves all my  
> portability problems.  Simple usage below.

Thanks.  Yes, I'm aware of this possibility.  For the moment, it's not  
really worth my while.  (BTW, in your sample script code wouldn't you  
also want to load some UTF-8 compatibility packages in the latex part?)


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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