[XeTeX] Feedback on W32 Port of XeTeX v0.994

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jun 13 12:29:28 CEST 2006

Am 13.06.2006 um 11:21 schrieb Toralf Senger:

> Colors and PDF-picture inclusion do not work. As soon as I include  
> \usepackage[xetex]{color} I get thousands of errors álá 'Warning***  
> -->x:textcolor=000000<--- unparsed macros afters specials  
> ignored' (Or something like this)-even in a document where the only  
> text is 'test' I get about 10 error (identical) messages.

Recently new versions, in XeTeX 0.994a, of some CFG files were released:

   384 2006-06-07 14:11:00 ./share/texmf.local/tex/xelatex/crop.cfg
   335 2006-06-07 14:11:00 ./share/texmf.local/tex/xelatex/geometry.cfg
   332 2006-06-07 14:11:00 ./share/texmf.local/tex/xelatex/hyperref.cfg

I do not load color as you do, a simple \usepackage{color} works fine  
for me. A correctly configured TeX installation should enable XeLaTeX  
to search for and find /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/xelatex/ 
graphics/xetex.def (in teTeX 3).

The situation with including PDF files looks alike: it works! With  
\includegraphics{} ... \XeTeXpicfile{} I want to avoid.

Can you start with a simple XeLaTeX source file with


use some colours for text and background and then draw a picture?  
What happens after you've updated the above mentioned files?

I presume that on MS Windows you are using xdvipdfmx, too, as in  
Linux, to convert xelatex's XDV output file to PDF. In this case  
you'd have to pass to the packages "dvipdfm" as driver model. The  
"xetex" driver could be a Mac OS X special, reserved for our  
convertor xdv2pdf ...



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