[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.995 for Mac OS X released

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Aug 16 18:39:59 CEST 2006

I have just released new XeTeX packages for Mac OS X, with version  
0.995 of xetex and supporting packages. The new version is available  
from the XeTeX web site at http://scripts.sil.org/xetex or through i- 

Some highlights of this release:

- includes latest fontspec.sty and other XeTeX-related packages  
(thanks, Will)

- modified default spacing parameters for better appearance (will  
affect typesetting of existing documents!)

- updated OpenType rendering to support 'locl' feature (if present in  

- improved handling of filenames with spaces

- improved identification of words to be hyphenated when using  
Unicode fonts

- support kerning in pre-OpenType fonts (using old-style kern tables  
instead of OpenType features)

- improved support for vertical-mode typesetting with OpenType fonts  
(e.g., for Japanese)

- support Unicode text in PDF bookmarks

- support the various PDF boxes (bleed, trim, crop, etc.) in  

- bug fix for hyphenation when language changes within a paragraph

- bug fix to avoid crash on Intel Macs when accessing AAT features

- added some experimental support for Unicode characters in math mode

- experimental version of the xdvipdfmx driver is included; try  
running xetex with the option:
	-output-driver="xdvipdfmx -q -E"

- support for using uninstalled TrueType or OpenType fonts, using  
\font\x="[filename]" (yes, literal square brackets around the  
filename, to distinguish it from an actual font name); this requires  
the xdvipdfmx driver

- and various other small bug-fixes... check the Subversion log if  

Source code is available from the repository, as always; updated .rpm  
and .deb packages for Linux should be available in a day or two, and  
Akira's W32 package is usually kept up-to-date even between formal  
XeTeX releases.


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