[XeTeX] XeTeX and font specimens

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Apr 24 21:19:29 CEST 2006

I'd asked:

>>  - Stephen, would it be okay if I create a LaTeX version (a package
>> or documentclass) of these files w/ a front-end that lets one easily
>> plug in font names to generate samples?
and on Apr 24, 2006, at 2:58 PM, Stephen Moye replied:
> By all means! That would be really wonderful.


>>  - Should XeTeX be working with a font manager? I'm using Linotype's
>> free FontExplorer X to activate fonts and it's mostly working
>> (Bickham Script Pro Bold wouldn't work, but Regular and Semibold
>> did). I thought there'd been discussion that this _wasn't_ supposed
>> to work.
> My 2¢: FEX has always worked like a charm for me. Some of the
> earlier betas had some behavior problems, but that seems to be in
> the past. Worth every penny. Question is, does it (can it) work under
> Rosetta? How soon will there be a new version that works natively with
> Intel Macs?

www.versiontracker.com indicates that it works well, with just a  
single mention of a work-around for a crash on start-up (force it to  
start up under Rosetta manually then re-build the database).


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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