[XeTeX] xelatex problem after new 2003 setup of GWTeX

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Dec 15 13:57:54 CET 2004

> On 15 Dec 2004, at 1:25 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Le 10 déc. 04, à 23:42, Robert Voogdgeert a écrit :
>>> Since my update to a new TeX distribution with the 2003 setup (I
>>> tried full and basic) I'm
>>> experiencing the following strange problem with a file, that didn't
>>> change at all between the old
>>> and new TeX setup. After even the smallest overfull hbox xelatex the
>>> following happens (the square
>>> brackets keep on running and I have to quite the terminal to stop the
>>> proces):
>>> Overfull \hbox (0.58794pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 212--213
>>> \OSX/pmnx/m/n/10 Erscheinungen konnte auf das Bibel-Aramäischen
>>> verwiesen werd
>>> en.
>>> Dies|[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][
>>> ][][]
>> Tonight, for testing purposes, I switched back from TL2004 to TL2003
>> to TL2004 again, reinstalling XeLaTeX afterwards. Alas! Now I'm faced
>> with this bug: a XeLaTeX document which compiled perfectly fine a
>> couple of hours ago (with the original TL2004 setup) now gives that
>> unending series of brackets:
>> Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) has occurred while \output is active
>> [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][
>> ][][][][
>> and can only be stopped by force-quitting TeXShop. I tried both
>> i-Installer and Apple Installer installs for XeTeX, the result is the
>> same.
> I'm really sorry for the trouble people are having with this; it's
> still not clear to me what's happening. If I could reproduce it, I
> could probably come up with a bug-fix, but the sample files I've
> received have, so far, all run perfectly for me. :-(


are you running the really latest TeX i-Package version with XeTeX added
to that?

> A couple of questions for you or anyone who's experienced this issue:
> - Have you tried going back to an earlier release of XeTeX? (Not
> available through i-Installer, but there are some earlier versions of
> the Apple Installer package posted on the "version history" page.) Does
> it make any difference?
> - Have you tried completely removing the whole teTeX system (everything
> under /usr/local/teTeX) and installing a new gwTeX + XeTeX setup from
> scratch?
> Jonathan
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