[XeTeX] Beginner questions

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Sat Oct 23 17:48:46 CEST 2010

> Why shouldn't someone be forced to use utf8 encoding if its texts
> use only chars from a 8bit codepage? Xetex is quite able to handle
> them if you declare the encoding.

  Quite, but not entirely.  If you use \XeTeXinputencoding to use some
other character set, XeTeX will still write to files using UTF-8.  You
can hardly recommend it.

>                Also XeTeX has no problems to use Postscript fonts
> either.

  But it doesn't do anything different than pdfTeX does.


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