[XeTeX] {XeTeX] Xetex Win32 problem

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Jun 18 18:51:00 CEST 2006

On 18 Jun 2006, at 5:38 pm, Wai wrote:

> Dear Akira,
> I found the cause of my problem in running xetex w32 port is the  
> incompatibility of the DLL's.
> The xetex-w32.tar.bz2 contains three windows DLL's, namely,  
> msvcp71.dll, msvcr71.dll and msvcrt.dll. I think they are not  
> compatible with my version of Windows. If I remove these three  
> files from w32tex/bin, I can run fc-cache and fc-list. But I still  
> can't run xetex. I still get the same fatal error as before. I  
> think the xetex.dll is also not compatible.
> Do you think this is the cause of the fatal error? Is there any way  
> to fix it?
> By the way, I'll also like to try building the package myself. I  
> don't have VC++. Is it possible to build the package using gnu g++  
> with cygwin or mingw?

I can't comment on the incompatibility with Akira's binaries/ 
libraries and your system.... that's entirely outside of my  
knowledge! I'll just note that I'm intending to try building a  
Windows version using MinGW tools; I just haven't had time to set up  
a system and experiment yet. But I believe it should be possible. If  
you succeed with this, I'd appreciate any feedback/patches/etc that  
may be relevant.



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