[XeTeX] XeTeX and font specimens

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Aug 3 00:44:38 CEST 2006

Le 2 août 06 à 22:27, Jon Breitenbucher a écrit :

> Did you finish the LaTeX port? I assume so but didn't see it on CTAN
> or in the list. I'd be interested in it.
> On Apr 24, 2006, at 3:19 PM, William Adams wrote:
>>>>  - 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).

Diverging from your question:

I had to uninstall Font Explorer recently (which I wasn't really  
using anyway, I'm happy enough with Font Book), as it crashed Adobe  
Illustrator CS2: when opening in Illustrator an EPS file containing  
fonts absent from my setup, Font Explorer intercepted the font calls  
and displayed a dialog (I don't remember exactly what it said,  
possibly asking whether I was willing to be taken to font provider  
sites); when I dismissed the dialog, Illustrator -- which had not yet  
finished opening the file -- crashed. I did try to uncheck the  
preference in Font Explorer related to intercepting font calls; that  
didn't change anything.

Bruno Voisin

More information about the XeTeX mailing list