# [XeTeX] pstricks

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jun 13 17:33:11 CEST 2006

On Jun 13, 2006, at 8:05 AM, Yves Codet wrote:

> Hello.
>
> I'm trying to do something very simple with "pstricks", without much
> success. I have:
>
> 	\usepackage[dvips]{pstricks}
>
> in the preamble, and:
>
> 	\begin{pspicture}(0,0)(2,2)
> 	\psdots[linecolor=black,dotstyle=asterisk,dotscale=2](0,0)(0,2)(1,1)
> 	\end{pspicture}
>
> in the document, and nothing but blank space in the output. Sorry
> this newbie question but what did I miss?
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Yves

Howdy,

XeTeX doesn't do Postscript so you've got use something like
pdftricks so that the pstricks items are converted to pdf on the fly
and then XeTeX can include the pdf file. At least for simple things
this works; the fonts are going to be the LaTeX fonts.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)