[XeTeX] Beamer and Hyperref in xelatex

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Apr 30 17:35:41 CEST 2008

Am 30.04.2008 um 16:57 schrieb Ulrike Fischer:

>> texlive needs utf8x. It doesn't give anything with just utf8.
> "texlive" is not an application but a large bundle of applications and
> files. It doesn't make sense to say that "texlive" needs utf8x.

The LaTeX 3 team discourages the use of Dominique Unruh's utf8x  
package, which also ran out of support. I agree that for use with  
pdfTeX and an UTF-8 based source file encoding in which not only  
Latin characters are used, the utf8x package is necessary – but only  
in this case! XeTeX is by itself an Unicode application that only  
accepts UTF encodings (8 or 16 bit based ones, I think) that does not  
needs to be taught to do so. It's also capable of detecting itself  
the kind of UTF encoding in the source file. Only editors or printing  
sub-systems need to be told what kind of file this is.



The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is the day they  
start selling vacuum cleaners.
				– Ernest Jan Plugge

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