[XeTeX] Version 0.87 released

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Sep 23 00:08:14 CEST 2004

On 22 Sep 2004, at 10:46 pm, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> I've posted a new version of XeTeX in the usual places. This version 
>> includes several bug-fixes, as well as a first effort at PDF 
>> hyperlink support. In XeLaTeX, it should now work to say
>>     \usepackage[dvipdfm]{hyperref}
>> in order to generate bookmarks and links.
>> See <http://scripts.sil.org/xetex> for information and downloads, as 
>> usual.
> As a test I've just run XeLaTeX on a legacy document of mine, making 
> heavy use of hyperref (originally with dvips + ps2pdf). There are a 
> number of things that don't work, but that's probably due to the many 
> packages used by, and customizations in, this document, rather than to 
> XeLaTeX itself.
> However, I've noted two things which I think are more general:
> - XeTeX doesn't seem to accept to process files with non ASCII 
> characters in their name. For a file named Spécifs-web-utf8.tex, in 
> TeXShop, I get in the console window:
> This is XeTeXk, Version 3.14159-2.1-0.87 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>  %&-line parsing enabled.
> entering extended mode
> ! I can't find file `Speᅩチcifs-web-utf8.tex'.
> <*> Speᅩチcifs-web-utf8.tex

You're right; sorry, this is something I know about but hadn't gotten 
around to fixing yet.

> Please type another input file name:
> - At the end of the run, for a file named Specifs-web-utf8.tex 
> (without accent this time), I get:
> [52] [53] [54] [55] [56] (./Specifs-web-utf8.aux)Can't locate 
> Compress/Zlib.pm in @INC (@INC contains: 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/xetex/perl/lib 
> /System/Library/Perl/5.8.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level 
> /System/Library/Perl/5.8.1 
> /Library/Perl/5.8.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Library/Perl/5.8.1 
> /Library/Perl /Network/Library/Perl/5.8.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level 
> /Network/Library/Perl/5.8.1 /Network/Library/Perl .) at 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/xetex/perl/lib/PDF/Reuse.pm line 
> 13.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/xetex/perl/lib/PDF/Reuse.pm line 
> 13.
> Compilation failed in require at 
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/xdv2pdf_mergemarks 
> line 14.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at 
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/xdv2pdf_mergemarks 
> line 14.
> *** failed to run xdv2pdf_mergemarks: status = 512

Grrrr! The OS X Perl installation apparently doesn't include the 
"Compress::Zlib" module by default, and I didn't bundle it. If you're 
comfortable messing with your Perl installation, you could download it 
from CPAN yourself. But anyway, I'll bundle it with the XeTeX installer 
and post a new version. Hope to get it done tomorrow.


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