[XeTeX] graphics inclusion

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sat Dec 8 22:40:14 CET 2007

On 8 Dec 2007, at 10:59 am, Guy wrote:

> Hi and thanks for the help.  I think it must be a basic configuration
> problem.  The same minimal file will compile perfectly as a pdf with
> pdflatex but just show an empty box where the figure should be with
> latex in a dvi file, and just an empty space in place of the figure
> with xelatex.  The error with xelatex is:
>> ! Unable to load picture or PDF file '``srikanthacrop.pdf'.
>> <to be read again>
>>                    \unhbox
> Here is the minimal file (1st 2 lines removed for latex and pdflatex):
> %&program=xelatex
> %&encoding=UTF-8 Unicode
> \documentclass[10pt]{article}
> \usepackage{graphicx}
> \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra,xunicode}
> \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
> \setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Gentium}
> \begin{figure}[htp]
> \includegraphics[scale=0.8]{srikanthacrop}
> \caption{srikanthacrop}
> \end{figure}
> \end{document}
> (I have both an .eps and a .pdf file of my graphic in the local
> directory.) Do I need to specify a particular output driver for latex
> / xetex?  I'm using the TeXLive implementation from the Ubuntu
> repositories.  Thanks again for the assistance.

That certainly looks like it should work. Could you show us the  
complete .log file output of the run?

Have you tried different PDF files, especially files created by a  
different program? Maybe there's something about your file (new PDF  
version?) that prevents xetex from reading it successfully.

The other possibility is that the Ubuntu package you're using has a  
configuration error and isn't loading the right driver for the  
graphicx package. You could try
and see if that helps; if so, I think it's a packaging error that  
should be reported to whoever maintains the Ubuntu packages.


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