[pdftex] xetex and pdftex
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Sat Sep 5 13:10:42 CEST 2009
Am Fri, 4 Sep 2009 16:26:25 -0400 schrieb John Culleton:
> In theory xetex should be pdftex with enhanced font handling
No, xetex is more like a combination of etex + dvipdfmx, enhanced
with some commands of pdftex, unicode support and font handling.
> Indeed xetex bypasses the whole mapping and tfm file
> structures that we have lived with for so many years.
It can bypass them, but it can also use them.
> Even quotation marks cannot be created in the usual fashion.
In case you mean through ligatures: Activate the tex-text mapping:
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