[XeTeX] LaTeX features in XeTeX

Nicholas Wilson nicholas.c.wilson at ntlworld.com
Mon Jan 22 21:09:02 CET 2007

Bizarre!  I've had all sorts of funny behaviour before from kpathsea (not 
using xetex), so I had a root around there after rerunning the installation 
scripts, and checked the fmt files.  The xelatex had been installed 
correctly, but the symlink was not created at any point (yes, I checked 
$PATH).  I tried manually creating one (in ~/bin), and it worked straight 
away!  I do not think this was ever a step mentioned in the documentation, 
but then again, tetex on Debian does seem to act strangely sometimes.

Is tex live a more modern and 'recommended' tex distribution (and worth 
switching to), or should things work equally well with tetex?

Thanks for the pointer—I had always assumed that the different commands were 
different binaries, and never noticed that they were links to the same 


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