[XeTeX] XeTeX for Debian (was: Re: XeTeX Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6)
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Nov 8 17:23:54 CET 2006
On 8 Nov 2006, at 9:57 am, Loeghmon T. Nejad wrote:
> 2- Should I preferably switch to TexLive (from tetex), for a brand new
> installation of xetex? I hear that tetex is no longer maintained and
> users are encouraged to consider TexLive instead.
When TL2006 is released, it should include the appropriate xetex
support files, etc., which will make many of the installation/
configuration issues go away. If you start from TL2005, there's still
an integration challenge to deal with.
> 3- Where can I find xetex RTL script specific commands and some
> (Arabic-Persian) sample files?
There are a few samples (mostly Plain TeX-based) in the
"documentation and sample files" archive available from the web site
(Downloads page). Some of the files are set up to use Mac OS X fonts,
but there are also some using freely available OpenType fonts.
Other Arabic/Persian users here might be able to offer you additional
More information about the XeTeX