[XeTeX] \font syntax

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Tue Jul 31 17:03:36 CEST 2007

These are a mixture of TTF and Type 1 fonts, all of a certain age - my ITC 
Stone Sans cost around £80 so as a Scotsman I obviously have to think hard 
about buying it again in another form.  But I'll cross all these bridges as 
I come to them.

While we're on the subject of directories, though, I would very  much like 
to be able to tell XeTeX where to put the PDF file it generates, and also 
auxiliary files that I sometimes create with \openout, \immediatewrite, etc. 
Or have I just missed something about this in the documentation.  At present 
it dumps them all in the same directory as the XeTeX engine itself, 
regardless of where it is fetching the input .TEX files from.  In almost all 
cases I would rather have the PDF deposited in the same directory as the 
.TEX files that are being processed, so that everything related to the same 
job is in the same place.

Though no doubt I can write a quick .BAT file to do the moving around when I 
get down to serious XeTeX stuff.  I'm hoping to move a periodical over to 
XeTeX next year because it's a pain inputting the cyrillic in 
transliteration but it reads in over 100 TEX files and generates several 
auxiliary files which really have to be where I can get my hands on them 
without moving around the computer's hard drive!



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Adams" <will.adams at frycomm.com>
To: "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 3:48 PM
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> On Jul 31, 2007, at 10:27 AM, John Was wrote:
>> Yes - I did all that in my first few days' acquaintance with TeX.
>> Nothing
>> cures the problem - some fonts showing up in Windows (and always in
>> the
>> expected directories) work fine, others don't and cause the
>> processing to
>> halt, even though they behave perfectly normal in Windows
>> applications.  But
>> that was just in the experimental phase and I think only one font
>> that I
>> might actually want to use (Stonesans) fails.  No doubt I can find a
>> suitable sanserif font when the need arises.
> What sort of fonts are they?
> If they're Type 1 and really old, have you tried up-dated versions?
> I know that ITC Stone Sans Std (the OpenType version) works on my
> Windows machine --- could you upgrade to that?
> William
> -- 
> William Adams
> senior graphic designer
> Fry Communications
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