[pdftex] xetex and pdftex
john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Sep 7 15:36:18 CEST 2009
On Sunday 06 September 2009 18:37:47 Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> > In theory xetex should be pdftex with enhanced font handling
> > capability.
> weird. what theory would that be?
> xetex was designed for the convenience of the users who sil
> on the basis of someone else's theory.
And good morning to you.
It was my earlier impression that xetex was a full pdftex but with
better font handling, which is not in accordance with the facts, it
seems. Some things that work under pdftex don't work under
We do need an updated full pdftex which can access resident
system fonts of the three major flavors, Type 1, TrueType and OTF,
without the complexities of map files and tfm files. I am also
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