[XeTeX] An example of the use of \x="[filename]"

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Thu Aug 17 21:35:14 CEST 2006

I've installed xetex 0.995. Out of sheer curiosity I wanted to try using xdvipdfmx with an uninstalled font. I created a TeXShop engine:



set path= ($path /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current /usr/local/bin)
xetex -output-driver='xdvipdfmx -q -E' "$1"


I tried a simple file:


\font\x="[~/Desktop/Atlas/AtlasIta]" at 12pt \x

This is fun



and I get this in the console:


This is XeTeX, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.995 (Web2C 7.5.5)
entering extended mode
! Font \x="[" not loadable: installed font not found.
<to be read again> 
! Undefined control sequence.
l.1 ...="[~/Desktop/Atlas/AtlasIta]" at 12pt \test


Nothing urgent, just curious how this works...



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