[XeTeX] XeTeX infinite loop [][][][][][] bug - possible fix

Jan Eden lists at janeden.org
Fri Dec 17 13:33:00 CET 2004

Bruno Voisin wrote on 16.12.2004:

>Le 16 déc. 04, à 17:30, Jonathan Kew a écrit :
>>Edit the file:
>>(you may need to "sudo pico ..." or whatever your favorite editor
>>is), look for the "Memory" section, and add the lines:
>>extra_mem_bot.xetex = 0 extra_mem_bot.xelatex = 0
>>It is not necessary to regenerate the format files after adding
>>these entries.
>Fixes everything for me. Hurray!

Same here. Thanks, Jonathan!

One thing I noticed: With pdfLaTeX, I used Herb Schulz' couriers package to get a scaled version of the Courier font for code listings. Now I commented that line out (along with some other things unnecessary for XeLaTeX), but the code still appears in Courier!

If I activate the Couriers package, the engine complains about a missing font (naturally, since the package looks for the traditional TeX font).

But why does XeLaTeX choose Courier? And even at a nicely scaled size?


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