[XeTeX] Making a .fmt file using XeTeX

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Sat Feb 19 17:57:45 CET 2005

I have solved all of the problems so far, but I have a new one.

Some of the documents have an 'i' with a dieresis: ï

If I create a simple document:


\font\rm="Hoefler Text" at 10pt


Anaïs Nin Altinaï


the characters print correctly.

I have created a .xfmt file and when I use that the characters are missing in the PDF although they are present in the TeX file. What is the difference? Should the .tex file that serves as the basis for the .xfmt file have something like %&encoding=utf-8 at the head of the file?

Thanks for any insights.

Stephen Moye

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