[XeTeX] Microtype (was Re: Trying to build microtype-aware xetex)
cyocum at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 12:56:56 CEST 2011
I was just wondering what would be necessary to get microtype into the
core of XeTeX?
After looking at the wiki
there is a preliminary version. Also, it looks like I would have to
write the cfg file for each font that I would like to use with it.
On 30/08/11 01:57, George N. White III wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Keith J. Schultz <keithjschultz at web.de> wrote:
>> Hi Herbert,
>> You are right their is font library that is deprecated and only allows xe(l)tex to be built 32-bit!
>> This will have to change as the Mac world has going 64-bit. Yes, you can run 32-bit programs
>> under Lion, but it also comes at a performance price.
>> Anyone know exactly which library and how hard it would be to refractor or rewrite?
> See the thread called "ATSUGetAttribute not found" on the tlbuild list
> for a discussion.
> Macports worked around the problem by building xetex using open source
> $ /opt/local/bin/xetex --version
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> $ file /opt/local/bin/xetex
> /opt/local/bin/xetex: Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64
>> Am 29.08.2011 um 03:30 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>>> Were you trying to build a 64bit xetex? I believe (folks, please correct me if I'm wrong) there is a problem building 64bit (some framework is 32bit only?) and the xetex for Mac (even the one in x86_64-darwin) is actually 32bit.
>>> Good Luck,
>>> Herb Schulz
>>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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