[XeTeX] XeTeX version 0.6 available

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sun May 9 21:02:56 CEST 2004


I have just installed Ross' driver file and examples for XeTeX 0.6.

I noticed that now, compiling PicFileLSample3.ltx and 
PicFileLSamplePDF.ltx I get exactly what Ross reported regarding 
previous versions of XeTeX: English text is turned into undecipherable 

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I was about to report this as a bug, when I thought about taking my 
Textures CM fonts out of /System Folder/Fonts/ and restarting. Now the 
bug is gone, and compilation produces the same output with either 
pdfLaTeX or XeLaTeX, but I can no longer visualize my old Textures 

Due to lack of time I didn't follow the email conversations between 
Jonathan and Ross, regarding how XeTeX look for fonts, how enclosing 
font names between quotes means now something different for XeTeX, thus 
I'm not sure what's happening and I cannot really tell anything 
relevant. I just would like to point out that, despite its limitations, 
I really liked the original XeTeX, which was clearly optimized for 
plain TeX and OS X, and I would regret that, in looking for 
compatibility with LaTeX and other TeX engines (pdfTeX etc.), it would 
lose OS X functionality and become less straightforward to use.


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