# [XeTeX] Re: Is context working in XeTeX?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Dec 2 18:07:47 CET 2004

On 2 Dec 2004, at 5:00 pm, Adam Lindsay wrote:

> Hans Hagen said this at Thu, 2 Dec 2004 17:54:18 +0100:
>
>>
>> why is there an cont-en.fmt instead of an xfmt ?
>>
>>> fmtutil: /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/cont-en.fmt
>>> installed.
>>> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/mktexupd:
>>> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/ls-R unwritable.
>>
>> i dunno what mktexupd is
>
> Good points.
> There's a bit of mystery in that setup, but in a couple of off-list
> messages, Dalyoung mentioned he resolved the format building (was built
> in home directory), and that a test file works.

By the way, I haven't been following this thread very closely, but one
thought did come to mind: when xetex moves to using the .fmt extension
in place of .xfmt (coming in the next update, to fit in better with
TL2004), you'll need to think about using a different base name for the
"xecontext" format in order to avoid a clash with the standard
pdftex-based context.