[XeTeX] New ConTeXt release and XeTeX - XeConTeXt

Otared Kavian otared at wanadoo.fr
Wed May 10 10:52:30 CEST 2006

Dear Dalyoung Jeong, dear Hans,

Thanks a lot for your answers. Following a suggestion by Mojaca M. 
(on NTG-COnTeXt list), I did update to version 2006.05.08 23:37, and 
then could upgrade my XeConTeXt. However the warning message about 
the use of texmfstart appears in each typesetting with ConTeXt. 
Probably on MacOS X and TeXShop one has to change some script (I'll 
look into that later).

A last remark, when I typeset the following minimal file

%% begin minimal.tex

This is to a test with french diacritics: é, à, ç, è, ô, or even Ó.

\input knuth

%% end minimal.tex

with ConTeXt everything is fine, but when it is typeset with 
XeConTeXt then an error message appears:

%% begin error message
Runaway argument?
{^^G^^[?\initializevariable \totalnofpositions {0}\usedmapfile {=}{\ETC.
! File ended while scanning use of \thisisbytesequence.
<inserted text>
<to be read again>
\dodoreadfile ...\preprocesssuffix \or \fi \relax
                                                   \the \everyafterreadfile
\doutilities ...textension }\donothing \donothing
                                                   \the \everyafterutilityrea...
<argument> ...pass }\jobname \empty \relax \relax
                                                   \ifx \twopassdata \empty \...

\firstofoneargument #1->#1
l.5 \starttext
%% end error message

Does this have to do again with Ruby versus Perl scripts?

Many thanks for your insights: OK

At 8:59 +0200 10/05/06, Hans Hagen wrote:
>has to do with context entering utf mode (and expanding replacement 
>chars for chars not in the current font; a fall back mechanism); 
>since i now ship patterns in utf i explicitly need to disable the 
>non-xetex utf handler; this is fixed in the release i uploaded 
>yesterday (i just tested and i get proper pattern loading for xetex 
>as well as pdftex)

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