[XeTeX] %&-parsing problem?

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Fri Sep 24 18:44:11 CEST 2004

Sincerest apologies to all. So much email, so little time, even less reliable carbon-based RAM. I knew that, briefly, and then forgot it. Thanks for your patience.
On Friday, September 24, 2004, at 11:43AM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:

>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
>	%&program=xetex
>which is interpreted by the TeXShop front end, to decide which "engine" 
>to run.
>The traditional form
>	%&latex
>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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