[XeTeX] How does xetex handle non-native image files such as eps?

Yuan Qi xetex.tex.comp.gmane.3.maxchee at spamgourmet.com
Wed Oct 22 19:36:16 CEST 2008

Ulrike Fischer <news2 at ...> writes:

> But don't forget: every non-native image file has to be converted by
> xdvipdmx during every compilation. This slows down compilation. So at my
> opinion it is better to convert the images before compilation in a
> native format.

However, the on-the-fly conversion method is useful when dealing with images
 that are constantly being modified.

Does xetex support converting the image to PDF before compilation or is it only 
doable via a script.

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