[XeTeX] LaTeX features in XeTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Jan 22 20:13:01 CET 2007

On Jan 22, 2007, at 1:05 PM, Nicholas Wilson wrote:

> So is xelatex another mode of xetex, or another programme I am  
> missing?

xelatex is xetex after loading the LaTeX macro package / format. This  
is a pretty basic concept which should be explained by any LaTeX  

The build-script should create this format, so you should be able to  
just use ``xelatex'' on documents like:

%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
%\setromanfont{Hoefler Text}
This is set in Computer Modern. It would be Hoefler Text, if the  
second and third lines above were uncommented \emph{and} that font  
were available.

The first two comment lines make TeXshop in Mac OS X choose the  
proper format and encoding when working with the file --- not sure if  
one can set things similarly on other platforms or no.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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