[XeTeX] xelatex does not find pdf graphics ?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Sep 22 08:29:40 CEST 2004

Le 22 sept. 04, à 07:16, Will Robertson a écrit :

> Bruno Voisin wrote [regarding implicitly passing the xetex option to 
> graphics]:
>> Is it possible (technically or time-wise) that this functionality be 
>> added to some future release of the graphics package for XeTeX?
> I think the XeTeX community should align itself as closely as possible 
> to the TeX community at large so that when the graphics package is 
> updated, this would go without saying. I guess the appropriate action 
> to take would be to add a bug report at latex-project.org to get it on 
> their radar and post something along the same lines on comp.text.tex.
> Is there anything extra that needs to be incorporated into the 
> graphics package to ensure xetex functionality on par with, say, 
> pdftex?

As usual, I had spoken too rapidly. Looking more closely, it seems all 
the work is done in teTeX's default configuration file 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/config/graphics.cfg, which 
contains code like:

% Select an appropriate default driver
   \chardef\x=0 %
   % check pdfTeX
       \chardef\x=1 %
   % check VTeX
     \chardef\x=2 %
   % default case
   % pdfTeX is running in pdf mode
   % VTeX is running

So what could be done in this case would be to add code for automatic 
recognition of XeTeX, and have this modified graphics.cfg be inserted 
in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/xetex/ at the time XeTeX is 


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