[XeTeX] \XeTeX ?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri May 5 10:04:24 CEST 2006

On 5 May 2006, at 8:12 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 5 mai 06 à 08:56, Jonathan Kew a écrit :
>> Close, but actually this won't work right now (I believe). The
>> existing xetex.def file configures graphicx to work with the xdv2pdf
>> driver on Mac OS X, but on Linux we're using (extended) dvipdfmx
>> instead, and it won't recognize the same \specials.
>> What *should* work (though I haven't tried it yet) would be to load
>> graphicx, but explicitly give the [dvipdfm] option to select the
>> output driver. And be sure to use the package's version of \reflect,
>> not a private definition in the source file that uses the xdv2pdf
>> commands.
> Given the absence of the driver file dvipdfmx.def in the current TeX
> distributions (see the thread "[OS X TeX] TeXniscope problems after
> LaTeX upgrade" starting on 4 May on the OS X TeX list <http://
> thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx/16705/focus=16705>), and the
> fact that this driver is significantly different from dvipdfm.def,
> should XeTeX users retrieve it from <http://ftp.ktug.or.kr/KTUG/
> dvipdfmx/contrib/latex/>, install it then use the [dvipdfmx] option?

I don't know what the differences are. As far as simple graphics  
operations are concerned, I think they're probably compatible, but  
for some more advanced features, dvipdfmx.def might be necessary.


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