[XeTeX] two questions

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 13:36:13 CET 2007

On 11/6/07, Jeong Dalyoung wrote:
> Dear Mojca,
> Thank you for your instruction.
> >
> > Yes. You can delete the second option from
> >    @@runoptions['xetex']   = ['--8bit','-output-driver="xdvipdfmx -E
> > -d 4 -V 5"']
> > in scripts/context/ruby/base/tex.rb
> >
> I deleted the second option as you told and run the XeTeX+ConTeXt.
> The reason I want to use xdv2pdf is that XeTeX and XeLaTeX run well
> without problem.
> After testing several files, I got following results.
> 1. It showed korean letters clearly for most Korean fonts including
> commercial ones except one commercial font.
> 2. On the other hand, math expressions appeared partially correct. The
> exponents and indices used wrong form of characters.
> I don't want to modify anymore. It will make more problems as you
> said. I assume that there are some inconsistency among Leopard,
> xdvipdfmx, XeConTeXt.
> I'd like to use some fonts which are good for xdvipdfmx, Leopard for a
> while.
> If I have something more, I'll let you know.

Hello Dalyoung,

Most of your problems are ConTeXt-related (and it really makes no
sense to patch ConTeXt), partially because of recent XeTeX-related
changes in ConTeXt, but there's one more thing you can do: can you
please try to run
     xetex -output-driver="xdvipdfmx" filename.tex
with your plain TeX files using Korean fonts?

If that fails, it will be much easier for Jonathan to identify the
problem (once he has access to Leopard).

Some problems you mention on the ConTeXt mailing list are purely
ConTeXt-related and can be solved after slight modifications to your
sample files, but I cannot test on Leopard.


PS: I'm not going to upgrade yet - too much problems seem to be
reported on the fink and XeTeX mailing lists ... :)

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