[XeTeX] "Minimalist" TeX?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed May 16 17:48:20 CEST 2012

2012/5/16 C Y <smustudent1 at yahoo.com>:
> I have compiled xetex from the latest Git sources on sourceforge, and the
> build appears to have been successful.
> Does the sourceforge Git repo of xetex produce a working (albeit minimal)
> TeX once compilation is complete?  (It didn't seem to in my quick test, but
> it's quite possible I didn't do something right environment wise...)  If
> not, is there documentation anywhere of what constitutes the minimal set of
> files that will allow an average LaTeX document to be typeset?
You have to define what is "an average LaTeX document". I have quite
simple LaTeX documents that cannot be processed by XeLaTeX.

> My interest is in building a "Minimalist" subset of TeX in situations where
> a system installation isn't present, but I've not had much luck locating
> documentation describing what constitutes a minimal-yet-functional subset of
> the TeX Live distribution.  Has anybody documented such a subset?
> Thanks,
> CY
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Zdeněk Wagner

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