[XeTeX] XeTeX, LaTeX, HTML and beautiful typography

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jan 31 13:31:11 CET 2007

Use XeTeX as xelatex --- that way it _is_ LaTeX and the only  
differences are hidden by driver files and you use it just like LaTeX  
except that you get some different features in graphics handling (if  
using OS X, e.g., .tif support) and font access (for which use Will  
Robertson's FontSpec and read his excellent documentation).

There're a number of sample documents which have been sent to the  
list --- you may find my ``One Typeface: Many Fonts'' of interest. A  
slight difficulty w/ xetex samples is of course that they frequently  
depend upon access to opentype fonts which are likely commercial.  
That said, fonts are much cheaper than they were in the past (see my  
recent comment on the price of Poetica Std compared w/ the price of  
Poetica I and II) on comp.text.tex.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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