[XeTeX] Using MetaPost together with XeTeX

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jul 4 22:52:45 CEST 2007

On 4 Jul 2007, at 9:36 pm, Evgenie Medvedev wrote:

> Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> I believe PGF/TikZ works in xetex/xdvipdfmx if you update the PGK
(oops, that was obviously a typo for "PGF")

>> package to the latest version from CTAN; the version included with
>> TL2007 didn't recognize the xetex engine, so some extra tweaking was
>> needed to get it to work.
> 	I managed to get it to work with the version included in TL2007,  
> while
> it doesn't do it very obviously, it produces a pdf I can find no fault
> with. (just need to put dvipdfm in global options)

Yes, I believe that is sufficient to get PGF-based graphics working  
(at least for simple tests that I've run).

The potential problem with that approach is that some other package  
might really want a [xetex] option rather than [dvipdfm], but in many  
cases either option (or auto-detection) will work equally well.

Whether PGF and TikZ will work for your particular needs is another  
matter, of course.


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