[XeTeX] OS X fonts.

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Fri Jul 23 15:35:40 CEST 2004

Thanks to Kew and Voisin: indeed, I typed in XeTeX and XeLaTeX. I truly 
feel the complete idiot and I apologize for having wasted your time. 
Everything works now.

I have not yet tried the Futura other than verifying that adding
to an *existing* file, appropriately preamble-modified, indeed produces 
a plain vanilla KILOMeter. (The console says This is pdfeTeXk, Version 
3.141592-1.11b-2.1 (Web2C 7.5.2)) From which I infer that I need either 
to cyclone the file or use xetex from the first. This is for tonight.

But this brings up another issue.
All of this is to put a math textbook on the web under a general 
document license. But this requires transparent coding (I am quoting 
from memory) and while I have at least one example that TeXshop's 
output can be read/edited on a wintel, is XeTeX's output considered 

I should really ask the question elsewhere so this is just in case.

Again, thanks to all and, in very particular, to Voisin who has helped 
me before and from whom I have learned a lot.

On Jul 23, 2004, at 5:48 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 23 juil. 04, à 02:33, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>>> - Did you modify the default language selection of the TeX i-Package 
>>> (see next answer below), to include languages for which the 
>>> hyphenation pattern files (in 
>>> /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/generic/hyphen/) include 
>>> non-UTF-8 characters?
>> As far as I can remember, if this is what you mean, when I installed 
>> TeXshop etc, I chose English, French, Italian and Spanish. I never 
>> changed anything after that.
>> I looked at  /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/generic/hyphen and 
>> here is what I found:
>> [...]
>> If what you mean is whether I changed the encoding in 
>> TeXshop/Preferences/Document, I tried with MacOSRoman, then changed 
>> and tried with UTF-8 Unicode, then changed back to MacOSRoman. Each 
>> time, I closed and reopened XeTeX Notes and tried to typeset.
> All this did not make any difference (did not modify the files that 
> you opened). Changing the default encoding in TeXShop only affects new 
> content, that will be written with TeXShop, it does not affect 
> existing content, that is simply visualized with TeXShop. For this 
> (encoding conversion), you need a tool such as Cyclone 
> <http://free.abracode.com/cyclone/>.
> However, no such conversion is required in your case, as the problem 
> is elsewhere.
>> - Just to be sure, is XeTeX really installed on your system (did you 
>> install the i-Package using i-Installer, or the .pkg file using 
>> Apple's Installer), and TeXShop configured to use it (in the Composer 
>> menu, Personal Script and LaTeX both checked)? In case it is, the 
>> first line of your TeXShop run in the console window should be:
>>> 	This is XeTeXk, Version 3.14159-2.1-0.84 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>> Here is the full console message:
>> This is XeTeXk, Version 3.14159-2.1-0.84 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>>  %&-line parsing enabled.
>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt XeLaTeX.xfmt
>> fmtutil: no info for format `XeLaTeX'.
>> I can't find the format file `XeLaTeX.xfmt'!
> I am beginning to suspect that in TeXShop's Misc prefs, as personal 
> scripts you specified "TeX" (without the quotes) instead of "tex" (all 
> lowercase) and "XeLaTeX" instead of "xelatex" (all lowercase too). 
> This makes a difference, as such command-line utilities operate at the 
> Unix level inside the guts of OS X:
> - The Finder does its best to hide this Unix inheritage and make file 
> names behave as they did in previous Mac OS versions. For example, at 
> the Finder level, case is insiginificant ("a" and "A" are the same) 
> and all characters but ":" can be used in files names (in Unix "/" 
> couldn't be used, as well as many others).
> - At the Unix level inside OS X, case is significant ("a" and "A" are 
> different), "/" cannot be used in file names (since it is the 
> directory separator), etc.
> So, in short, make sure that your Personal Script settings in TeXShop 
> look like this:
> <Image 1.pdf>
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