[XeTeX] XeTeX, fancy headers and htlatex

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Jan 30 23:42:58 CET 2007

On 30 Jan 2007, at 10:26 pm, Robert Spence wrote:

> On 30 Jan 2007, at 21:54 , Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Make use of Robert's "bilingual" template. For PDF you would use all
>> of the features available in XeTeX, for output from LaTeX you could
>> include micro-typography and for conversion to HTML make it even
>> simpler. More effort won't be seen (IMO).
> I've just been looking at a lengthy example René sent me off-list.
> The result of processing it with LaTeX was remarkably good PDF (apart
> from one widow and one overlong line containing a URL), and running
> htlatex on it without any special parameters produced a perfect HTML
> document (valid HTML 4.01 Transitional and valid CSS, according to
> the W3C validator service).  I don't really see what René would gain
> by using XeTeX to produce the PDF version, unless he doesn't like the
> look of the Times and Helvetica fonts he's currently using.
> (I feel like an absolute traitor saying this on this list... ;-)

How dare you! :)

No, seriously -- you're right, of course. If his needs are met by a  
standard pdftex setup, using English (or other "straightforward"  
languages that are well-supported there) and available/pre-configured  
fonts, then there's little reason to use xetex.

On the other hand, if he has some OpenType fonts he'd like to try, or  
needs additional Unicode and multilingual support, it could be a very  
different story.


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