[XeTeX] Polyglossia installation

David J. Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Mon Dec 14 03:07:21 CET 2009

I can't speak about Linux systems, but MikTeX on Windows seems pretty up to 
date.  I just did an update using MikTeX's built-in update feature and was 
offered very recent versions of some important packages, including one 
called miktex-xetex-base, all dated sometime in November and one just posted 
a couple days ago.

If the Linux distributions don't have a feature comparable to MikTeX's 
update, or if it's harder to use, then Gareth's idea sounds very good.


----- Original Message ----- 

> The problem of XeTeX versions keeps coming up, especially as
> repositories (such as Ubuntu and MikTeX's) is not keeping up to date. I
> wonder whether it would be useful for someone to write a step-by-step
> guide for updating the installation, or installing a parallel local
> version. Then, when these questions arise, we could point questioners to
> the guide. I don't think my technical knowledge is up to this thing, but
> wonder if anyone would like to try this.
> Gareth.

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