[XeTeX] XeTeX --> arXiv.org

mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Fri Nov 15 16:36:39 CET 2013

On Fri, 15 Nov 2013, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> None of them says anything about Xe(La)TeX.

If you try to submit a PDF generated by TeX, Arxiv will reject it with a
moderately nasty message telling you to upload source instead.  They
process the source through (la)tex/dvips or pdf(la)tex.  I'm not sure
where that leaves submitters whose source really needs to be processed
through some other TeX-family software, like Xe(La)TeX; and I'd like to
know myself, because I'm currently working on a paper that is likely to
end up falling into that category.  (Written in English, on the subject of
Japanese character databases; requires a custom OpenType font.)  If the
question is still unresolved as I get closer to being ready to submit my
paper, I guess I'll approach the Arxiv administrators through their
contact email.

It would probably be possible to mess with the PDF metadata in such a way
as to get a TeX-generated PDF past Arxiv's filter, but I imagine Arxiv
would consider that abusive.
Matthew Skala
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before principles.

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