# [XeTeX] xltxtra, nee xelatex, package & fontspec

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 10 02:15:43 CEST 2006

```Hello,

After deliberating over a glass of wine, which may not have
necessarily improved my judgement, I renamed my package to "xltxtra".
It is available from CTAN in the usual place:
<http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/xetex/latex/xltxtra/>

Next on my list for this package is providing options to turn on/off
various pieces of its behaviour, and to provide font definitions to
load the Latin Modern fonts by default (without using fontspec, since
the LM fonts are too complicated).

The new version of fontspec is also available:
<http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/xetex/latex/fontspec/>

I've attached the release notes from the other day.
Enjoy!

Will

The new version of fontspec:
- Now typesets Lucida maths correctly! Sorry to those bitten by
this bug (which was fixed in the silent 1.9a release)
- Fixes the bug of defining LaTeX NFSS family names with spaces in
them.
- Has new feature 'LetterSpace' to correspond with the new feature
in XeTeX.
- Will work better with babel for Latin and Cyrillic documents (no
need now to manually set the encoding to 'U' before the beginning of
the document).
- Is now aware of the lucimatx package. However, I did this in a
rush so there's a chance I overlooked something simple here.

And now, the xelatex package:
- Provides a \XeTeX command to typeset the logo.
- Redefines \textsuperscript and \textsubscript to use the correct
font glyphs if they are available through an AAT/OpenType font