[XeTeX] XeTeX and TeX Live 2004

Jan Eden lists at janeden.org
Mon Dec 6 17:31:27 CET 2004

Jonathan Kew wrote on 06.12.2004:

>On 6 Dec 2004, at 4:16 pm, Jan Eden wrote:
>>Jonathan Kew wrote on 06.12.2004:
>>>On 6 Dec 2004, at 4:00 pm, Jan Eden wrote:
>>>>My self-defined document classes are all set up for A4 paper. I
>>>>did not expect xdv2pdf to refer to the OS X printing system, but
>>>>in any case: my system settings use A4, too.
>>>It's supposed to, but apparently this must not be working for you.
>>>(Are you running 10.3.x?)
>>Yes, 10.3.6.
>>>>But this is really a minor issue, I can live with manually using
>>>>the -papersize / -p argument.
>>>You could include this in a TeXShop "engine" file or similar
>>>script, depending on your working environment.
>>I am actually calling xelatex from within a Perl script, so I only
>>have to include the argument once.
>>XeTeX actually allowed me to write this script which automates
>>letter generation for my workgroup via a webbrowser, because I
>>hesitated to convert two more fonts for use with the traditional
>>TeX font system.
>Aha, I wonder.... could the OS X default paper size setting be a
>per-user rather than per-machine preference? If so, you'd need to
>set it to A4 for the "www" user (or whoever executes your CGI
>script), in order to get the right default there.
>Do you get A4 by default if you run XeTeX as your normal user rather
>than via the browser?

Now that is interesting: I do not only get A4 when running xelatex as myself - but I also get the correct dimensions (209.9 x 297) instead of the slightly larger dimensions when running as www with option -papersize=a4.


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