[XeTeX] MetaPost with XeTeX

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Wed Apr 12 06:36:41 CEST 2006

On 12/04/2006, at 13:19 , Robert Spence wrote:

>>> 2) Is it possible to call MetaPost from within XeTeX (using  
>>> something like mfpic.sty or emp.sty)?
>> In the case of emp, yes, it will work in the same way (haven't  
>> used mfpic but I believe it works the same way). --shell-escape is  
>> enabled by default in TeXShop, whose author is less concerned  
>> about malware TeX files. (I mean, really...)
> You wouldn't by any chance happen to have a nice readymade minimal  
> example handy, would you?  Not of a malware TeX file, but of a  
> XeTeX file successfully calling metapost via emp?  (I'm afraid my  
> brain's been on the blink for the past few days, since its last  
> encounter with cubic beziers...)

Actually I tried very briefly to do this when I sent the original  
message, and I couldn't get it to work. I'm new to metapost and emp,  
and the latter seems rather inelegant to my brain; this is, it never  
quite works how I suspect and is more complex than it seems to need  
to be.

I'll take another look tonight and get back to you, since I see no  
reason why it wouldn't work...


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