[XeTeX] using cm math symbols with xetex

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Fri Oct 6 10:09:04 CEST 2006

Hi Ralf, and Joshua,

On 06/10/2006, at 5:29 PM, Ralf Stubner wrote:

> "Friedman, Joshua" <Friedmanj at USMMA.EDU> writes:
>> I just discovered XeTex. I have it working for non-math text, but for
>> math text I am having a little trouble. For example, things like
>> square roots work, but something like \sum_{n=1}^j doesn't typeset.
>> Also, things like \epsilon, and \pi don't seem to work.
>> Does anyone of a sample math-filled file (with the proper headers)
>> that works. If so, could you please email it to me.
> I think it would be more useful if you could show us a minimal example
> of what did not work for you. For example

Also, include the complete .log file for your tests.
The fact that you report such basic things as failing almost
certainly means that your TeX installation is not setup
in the same way as others which do work fine.

The clues to the differences should emerge from the .log file.

> \documentclass{article}
> \begin{document}
> $\sum_{n=1}^j, \epsilon,  \pi$
> \end{document}
> works without problems with xelatex. The same for
> $\sum_{n=1}^j, \epsilon,  \pi$
> \bye
> together with the plain format.

Hope this helps,

	Ross Moore

> cheerio
> ralf

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