[XeTeX] Windows tools in XeTeX - what do they do?
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Apr 17 17:55:59 CEST 2008
On 17 Apr 2008, at 4:43 pm, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> There are some new executables in w32tex's XeTeX.
> What are they used for (I have no windows computer here to try)?
teckit_compile is used to compile the "font-mapping" files such as
tex-text.tec, so it's needed if people want to create their own font
mappings. Until now, we haven't been including this in the TeX Live-
based distributions, so anyone who wants it would have to get TECkit
separately (http://scripts.sil.org/TECkit), but I've been thinking
that we should probably include it.
The other two are command-line encoding conversion utilities that use
TECkit mappings. I don't think there's really much reason to include
these in a TeX distribution; they just happen to get built by the
default makefiles along with the TECkit library that XeTeX uses.
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