[XeTeX] how to create and install xexmltex.fmt

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Oct 14 13:48:26 CEST 2010

On Oct 13, 2010, at 12:24 PM, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:

>  By xexmltex, I assume you mean David Carlisle's xmltex format built
> over XeTeX?  


> I have never used it, but I don't think you need it: if I
> simply run xelatex on the file containing
> 	\def\xmlfile{manual.xml}
> 	\input xmltex.tex
> as per the instructions in the documentation, I get a file typeset by
> XeLaTeX.  Are you looking for something different?

Yes, I want to be able to directly typeset XML on a server w/o having to make that intermediate file.

I believe I managed to make the .fmt file using the command:

xetex -ini \&xelatex xmltex

(but still need to understand where I put the resulting .fmt file and make it active)

I did find eplain instructions here:


but the directions assume a bit of knowledge which I'm still digging for.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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