[XeTeX] Inconsistent rendering across different computers

Brian Aydemir brian.aydemir at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 23:16:43 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 16:15, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 21 Jul 2009, at 20:58, Brian Aydemir wrote:
>  On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 13:30, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Vafa Khalighi<vafa at users.berlios.de>
>> wrote:
>> > Also see
>> http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/tex-live/2008-November/019016.html and
>> > http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/tex-live/2008-November/019017.html
>> Have you tried TL2009?  Unicode-math has been working for me with Asana
>> in Ubuntu-9.04 (64-bit).  If the 64-bit binaries have prpblems, you can
>> probably use i386-linux xetex binaries in 64bit linux:
>> 1) extract xetex.i386-linux.tar.xz to a scratch directory
>> 2) mv bin/i386-linux to <texlive>/bin
>> 3) PATH="<texlive>/bin/i386-linux:$PATH"
>> This seems to work (you may need the 32-bit compatibility libs), but I
>> only tested a couple files.
>> Assuming that I installed things correctly, the current TL2009 pretest
>> doesn't resolve the issue in my case.  It doesn't seem to matter whether I
>> use i386-linux or x86_64-linux.
> Oh, so it's not a 64-bit issue? That was my initial impression.
> Is it a case of getting the wrong glyphs, or the right glyphs but they
> don't look good? If the latter, have you tried different PDF viewers?

I'm not sure what the issue is.  64-bit versus 32-bit was someone's guess,
which I tried to test using the current TL2009 pretest.

I'm attaching a generated PDF for the minimal document I posted earlier.  It
renders the same in xpdf (Linux) and Preview (Mac OS X).  Perhaps the more
technical description of what's wrong is that it looks like the wrong glyphs
are being chosen, at the least.

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