[XeTeX] XeTeX for Debian (was: Re: XeTeX Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6)

Jonathan Kew 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 I hear that tetex is no longer maintained and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  


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