[XeTeX] XeLaTeX, xeCJK, Japanese: some general questions

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 5 13:50:58 CEST 2013

On Jun 5, 2013, at 6:34 AM, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2013/6/5 Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>:
>> On Jun 5, 2013, at 5:02 AM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> wrote:
>>> Am 05.06.2013 um 11:19 schrieb Wilfred van Rooijen:
>>>> uplatex works with dvipdfmx - so I need to found out how I can include PDF figures
>>> Why should graphics/graphicx and \includegraphics not work? To cite from grfguide.pdf (texdoc graphics):
>>>      The following driver options are declared in the packages.
>>>              dvips, xdvi, dvipdf, dvipdfm, dvipdfmx, pdftex, dvipsone, dviwindo, emtex,
>>>              dviwin, pctexps, pctexwin, pctexhp, pctex32, truetex, tcidvi, vtex, oztex,
>>>              textures, xetex
>>> --
>>> Greetings
>>> Pete
>> Howdy,
>> Since the graphics package doesn't ``know'' which backend driver you are going to use after the dvi file is created (it will assume dvips by default when in dvi mode) you need to give [dvipdfm] in the option list.
> It was needed in the early days of XeTeX, now it is recognized at
> least in Linux and Windows and driver option is not needed. I am not
> sure about Mac.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


For xdvi, produced by xetex, there is only one driver so graphicx can make the right choice be default. With dvi there are many backend drivers so graphicx assumes the most common, dvips, and you must tell it if you use another backend.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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