[XeTeX] Where download Vanilla XeTeX

Vasile Gaburici vgaburici at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 23:17:34 CEST 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:27 PM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan at jfkew.plus.com> wrote:
> On 10 Aug 2008, at 4:40 PM, Neale Hirsh wrote:
>> Friends
>> I need to download a copy of XeTeX/Mac that is _not_ embedded in a
>> 700 MB file. (The download is too expensive  for me and many other
>> people that I know.) Do you know where I can find a copy?
> If you don't want to download a full TeX Live or MacTeX package --
> yes, I know it's huge -- you could build xetex from source (see the
> "XeTeX for Linux" page on scripts.sil.org for a pointer to source code).

TeXLive 2008 (preview) has an network installer that let's you pick
what you want to download. It includes XeTeX 0.999.4 IIRC.

> Another possibility is the "minimal" distribution for ConTeXt, which
> also includes XeTeX. See http://wiki.contextgarden.net/
> ConTeXt_Minimals for information. Although this is intended for
> ConTeXt users, the actual binaries would be independent of the macro
> package, and you could presumably install them into another existing
> TeX distribution.

Currently that includes a slightly older 0.999.3 XeTeX. BTW, you won't
get any LaTeX files that way.

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