[XeTeX] fontspec in TUGboat

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Dec 18 04:33:51 CET 2005

On Dec 17, 2005, at 8:59 PM, Will Robertson wrote:

> The article is written with the ltugboat class in pdfTeX/LaTeX.
> I wrote an environment with fancyvrb that saves the verbatim  
> examples to external files, while at the same time adding a line to  
> a batch file that will execute XeTeX/LaTeX on each individual file  
> and crop it to the right size.
> So the process goes LaTeX, `bash typeset-examples.sh`, LaTeX, and  
> everything is performed automatically. I'm happy to publish the  
> style file (in fact, I'd like to make a more general package for  
> CTAN) if anyone's interested.
> If the article is processed with XeTeX/LaTeX, the articles are  
> typeset directly, but you lose out on microtype, which is very  
> helpful in reducing overfull boxes due to the narrow columns...
> All the best,
> Will


That's very interesting! I'd love to be able to use microtype in a  
short article for TUGBoat for the same reason; the narrow columns are  
killers. How do you get the reversed E in Xe(La)TeX using pdflatex?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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