[OS X TeX] xelatex fail with TeX Live 2011

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Aug 15 02:46:50 CEST 2011

On Aug 14, 2011, at 5:47 PM, Antonio Fortin wrote:

> Herbert Schulz <herbs at ...> writes:
> > On Aug 13, 2011, at 2:11 PM, Antonio Fortin wrote:
> > > I've just installed TeX Live 2011 with MacTeX and my XeLaTeX files now won't compile.
> [snip]
> > It compiles fine with TL-2011 here. I'd make sure I have all my files
> > up to date using TeX Live Utility. There have been many updates since
> > TL-2011 (and MacTeX-2011) have been released. Looks like some
> > problems with the l3 experimental stuff that is used in fontspec.
> TeX Live Utility says "No Updates Available". My TL-2011 is a full install, so the only explanation I can think of is that it's corrupted, somehow. I'll try doing a clean install and report back, unless you have any other suggestions.
> > As an aside, the xltxtra package is no longer the preferred way to
> > load fontspec, etc. Use
> >
> > \usepackage{fontspec,metalogo,realscripts}
> >
> > instead. The fontspec package now contains much of the xunicode
> > package (which is also loaded by xltxtra) only missing the logo stuff
> > (e.g., \XeLaTeX) and real superscripts if the font used has them).
> Thanks, that's very useful.
> Cheers,
> Antonio


You say `it fails' but you give no information about what that means. Is xelatex no found? are there errors while typesetting?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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