[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.85 released

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Sep 3 17:15:17 CEST 2004

Hello all -

After the summer lull, a new build of XeTeX is now available: version 

This is a bug-fix release intended to address errors that have been 
reported in PDF generation; in particular, it includes a workaround for 
the CoreGraphics problem that can result in trashed fonts on the pages 
after a \XeTeXpdffile inclusion; the workaround of pre-processing the 
included PDF with Ghostscript should no longer be needed.

It also should fix the problem where transformation \special commands 
could make following text disappear.

The \fontname primitive has been enhanced so that it adds quote marks 
around the font name where necessary; this should solve issues that 
have been reported with certain "ssub" font substitution declarations 
in LaTeX.

In addition, the Arabic OpenType support has been updated, as it was 
not correctly supporting newer extended-Arabic characters in the 
Unicode standard.

The new version is available at
as well as via my i-Directory in i-Installer.

As always, feedback is welcome.


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