[XeTeX] xelatex on Windows with texlive 2013

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 16:44:56 CEST 2014

2014-04-09 11:51 GMT+02:00 Ganesh Vijayakumar <ganesh.iitm at gmail.com>:
> Dear All,
>    I've installed all packages related to xelatex through the tex live
> package manager on Windows 8.1. latex, pdflatex work great and there are no
> issues. "xetex story" seems to work fine and produces an output. "xetex
> opentype-info.tex" also works. However, I can't seem to get xelatex to work.
> Typing xelatex on the command line terminal produces no output file or any
> command line output. It just returns an empty terminal. Could you give any
> clues on getting this rectified?
What exactly have you done? Remember that TeX progtrams are not very
useful as interactive programs although they can be used that way.  In
xelatex you will see just the ** prompt and you will have to type the
whole document. You should enter the file name on the command line.

The shortest documents is

Hello world!

Save it as hello.tex and run:
xelatex hello

Or, if you have font Sanskrit2003 installed, save the following
document as aumtatsat.tex:

ॐ तत्सत्।

Now run:
xelatex aumtatsat

शुभकामनाओं सहित

> ganesh
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