[tex-live] [Fwd: Re: TeXdoc XeTeX produces unexpected result]
mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Nov 13 18:31:06 CET 2008
Looks like I forgot to keep the list in Cc. Forwarding my previous answer.
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Sujet : Re: [tex-live] TeXdoc XeTeX produces unexpected result
Date : Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:31:02 +0100
De : Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>
Pour : Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>
Références : <491C2541.80307 at Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Philip TAYLOR a écrit :
> TeXdoc XeTeX
> and Acrobat then displayed information on the ifxetex package.
Quite bad indeed.
> Is there no documentation on XeTeX that is accessible to TeXdoc,
First, when texdoc doesn't show you what you want (but still finds a
result), you should always try the -l option. Here you have
mpg at roth:~% texdoc -l XeTeX
texdoc info: No exact match, trying full search mode.
On windows you also have ifxetex.pdf because your filesystem isn't case
sensitive (I should maybe fix texdoc so that it behaves the same on both
platforms), and why the 2 is duplicated, I don't know yet.
Second, there is currently an informal convention that you should add
-ref to the name of an engine to see its reference manual and -man to
see its man page (when available): it works with etex-ref, pdftex-ref,
luatex-ref. I can't remember why I didn't make such an alias for xetex,
but probably I was hesitating between XeTeX-notes and XeTeX-reference.
> and if not, how is one best advised to learn how to use XeTeX?
Informal advice: if you're using LaTeX, then probably the best place to
start are the fontspec and xltxtra manuals. There is alos online a XeTeX
Companion by M. Goossens.
PS: there is a dedicated texdoc mailing list...
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