[XeTeX] XeTeX and Fink

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri May 21 09:55:59 CEST 2004

Hi Matija,

Thanks for this, that's very helpful. If it's OK with you, I'll try to 
incorporate this into the next release, so that the installer can 
handle either setup.

Regarding math: changing fonts is a complex business, because math 
typesetting uses a coordinated set of several fonts, not just a single 
font, and math fonts require additional font parameters that regular 
text fonts don't have. But in LaTeX, at least, I believe there's a 
package that switches to the Euler family for math; something like


will probably do it. There may be other packages that support other 
typeface families, too; I'm not a LaTeX user and know very little about 
what's available.



On 21 May 2004, at 5:53 am, Matija Pretnar wrote:

> I have a Fink installed tex and the differences are:
> texmf.local is replaced by texmf-local
> texmf.cnf is located in /sw/share/texmf/web2c/
> fmtutil.cnf is located in /sw/var/lib/texmf/web2c/
> I modified the install scripts and it works fine.
> If you have the courage to try them, copy XeTeX.pkg to disk and 
> right-click (control-click) on it and select 'Show Package Contents'.
> Then go to Contents/Resources and replace existing postflight and 
> preflight scripts with the attached ones.
> Try only if you know what you are doing. I don't, but I try to do my 
> best.
> This is for XeTeX 0.7
> By the way: how to change the font used for math variables in LaTeX? 
> Is it possible to change greek letters also?
> Cheers, Matija
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