[XeTeX] Running xelatex on the examples in XeTeX_doc.zip
rparimi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 23:23:53 CEST 2009
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Fr. Michael
Gilmary<FrMichaelGilmary at maronitemonks.org> wrote:
> Ken Brown wrote:
>> I think what Peter Dyballa was trying to say is that you should be running
>> xetex, not xelatex.
> No --- the files found in: ==>>
> are named "xetex-examples.tex" and "xetex-misspaal.tex", but they are
> xelatex documents: each source begins with:
>> % Requires font Gargi_1.7 which is often installed in Linux
>> % see http://salrc.uchicago.edu/resources/fonts/available/hindi/
>> % for Hindi, Marathi and Nepali fonts
>> % Requires font Nakula by John Smith,
>> % see http://bombay.indology.info/software/fonts/devanagari/index.html
> I think that the command \documentclass requires XeLaTeX and won't work on
> plain XeTeX.
> Each requires special fonts, too, and I think that's the principal
> difficulty for Ravi.
> If not ... just say so!
Yes, that helps a lot. I'm wasn't sure if I should be using xelatex or
xetex to process the .tex files under Samples/ (extracted from
XeTeX_doc.zip). Can I assume the xetex command to be equivalent to the
latex command, and xelatex equivalent to pdflatex? The difference I'm
seeing here is that the format/syntax of files fed to these commands
is different, whereas this isn't true while dealing with latex.
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