[XeTeX] pgf and xdvipdfmx on the mac

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 13:48:14 CET 2007

On 28/01/2007, at 21:06 , Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 28 janv. 07 à 07:56, Will Robertson a écrit :
>> I use the following script to execute XeTeX+xdvipdfmx within TeXShop:
>>    #!/bin/tcsh
>>    set path= ($path /usr/texbin /usr/local/bin)
>>    xelatex -output-driver=xdvipdfmx -shell-escape  "$1"
> Are you sure the -shell-escape is necessary?

No, it's just what I use. I find running external programs from  
within a TeX run to be very convenient at times. Never really got  
into the hang of makefiles and all that.

> My "XeLaTeX +
> xdvipdfmx.engine" contains:
> #!/bin/tcsh
> set path= ($path /usr/texbin /usr/local/bin)
> xelatex -output-driver="xdvipdfmx -q -E" "$1"
> The -q and -E options were suggested by Jonathan Kew in an older
> post. The -q means IIRC run silently, and -E means, according to
> "xdvipdfmx -h", always try to embed fonts.

Hmmm, sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the tip!


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