[XeTeX] LaTeX features in XeTeX

Nicholas Wilson nicholas.c.wilson at ntlworld.com
Mon Jan 22 20:36:42 CET 2007

On Monday 22 January 7:13 pm, William Adams wrote:
> 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
> introduction/tutorial.
I realise that, but my question was how to get into 'latex mode'.  I may be 
rather silly, but I cannot find a macro that will do this, nor do I have a 
separate programme to run for xelatex.  PS. Why should a LaTeX tutorial say 
how to load the latex macros in XeTeX?  Latex itself is a separate bin to 
plain tex (/usr/bin/latex vs /usr/bin/tex).

> The build-script should create this format, so you should be able to
> just use ``xelatex'' on documents like:
I don't have a 'xelatex' programme, nor do the precompiled linux binaries seem 
to have one.

> %!TEX TS-program = xelatex
> %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
> \documentclass{minimal}
> %\usepackage{fontspec}
> %\setromanfont{Hoefler Text}
> \begin{document}
> 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.
> \end{document}
TeXshop is for mac, but the website says it is a teTeX frontend, so hopefully 
it does not do anything that tetex cannot.  I should be able to do everything 
without it but how? (The above code does not work).

Thank you.


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