[XeTeX] %&-parsing problem?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Sep 24 17:45:49 CEST 2004

On 24 Sep 2004, at 4:37 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:

> If I have this in a TeX file:
> %&xetex
> I think this was working before, and it continues to work if I use 
> %&latex for example.

If you're using the new TeXShop functionality, that was
which is interpreted by the TeXShop front end, to decide which "engine" 
to run.

The traditional form
is processed by the *engine*, to decide which format file to load; but 
it can't select between the pdfTeX and xetex engines.

Note that the TeXShop %&program= extension has proved controversial, 
and I wouldn't be surprised if the convention is changed in a 
subsequent version.


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