[XeTeX] Emulating font extension

Vadim Radionov vadim.radionov at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 18:38:16 CEST 2009

Yes, you are right.  I installed it too and also the missing freefont2.

But, unfortunately, things become even worse.  If I compile you example, I get

This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9994.0 (Web2C 7.5.6)
entering extended mode

*\font\y="Newton:extend=1.1" at 12pt \y Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

Output file removed.

Error 256 (driver return code) generating output;
file texput.pdf may not be valid.
Transcript written on texput.log.

(Newton is local Times with cyrillic).  My main job compliles, but
there appears no
stretching, only spaces between normal characters.

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 6:52 PM, Jonathan Kew<jfkthame at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 18 Jun 2009, at 15:31, Vadim Radionov wrote:
>> It's Ubuntu hardy haron (2.6.24-16-generic).  It has rather old .996
>> xetex with texlive-2007, so I built it from repository today.
>> Another test on my installation shows that being enclosed in \fbox,
>> the enormously extended text protrudes to the right outside the box,
>> while the stretched one leaves some white space on the right.
> Aha. I suspect you've only built and installed a new xetex, but not the
> corresponding xdvipdfmx.
> JK

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