[XeTeX] XeLaTeX generated pdf metadata

Daniel Greenhoe dgreenhoe at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 09:08:34 CEST 2014

Dear XeTex,

I think my original email was not so clear. ArXiv.org of course
accepts papers generated using LaTeX, but they want to be given the
source files (.tex files, etc) rather than a pdf file. However, they
apparently sometimes make exceptions to this rule if the pdf file was
generated using XeTeX/XeLaTeX rather than LaTeX. That is, they *may*
in at least some cases accept a pdf generated by XeLaTeX, but will
*not* accept a pdf generated by LaTeX.

Therefore, if it is not too much trouble, I would like the metadata in
my XeLaTeX/xdvipdfmx generated pdf file to clearly indicate that it
was generated by XeLaTeX (*not* by LaTeX). Would any one have time for

Many thanks in advance,

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Dear arXiv-moderation
[arXiv #128343]
[arXiv #128400]

On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Daniel Greenhoe <dgreenhoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear XeTeX,
> I have tried uploading a paper in pdf format that I typeset using
> XeLaTeX to arXiv.org. However, it was later removed because it
> "appeared to be PostScript/PDF generated from TeX source". I wrote to
> arXiv-moderation, strongly arguing my case for using XeLaTeX rather
> than LaTeX. They responded saying "In order to approve such a request
> we'd have to have a PDF which includes it's XeTeX nature within the
> pdf properties...".
> When I typeset my paper using xelatex.exe, an xdv file is generated
> which contains this in the metadata:
>   \Creator(LaTeX with hyperref pacakge)\Author()\Producer(XeTeX 0.99991)
> Later I use xdvipdfmx.exe to generate a pdf file. It contains this
> information in the metadata:
>   Creator:        LaTeX with hyperref package
>   Producer:       xdvipdfmx (20140317)
> So although the producer fields provides evidence that I am using
> XeLaTeX, the creator field erroneously implies that I have typeset
> using LaTeX. Hence, there will be a high probability that my paper
> will either be removed by an automated server at arXiv.org or a human
> administrator.
> I realize that I could possibly hand edit the xdv file or use a
> metadata editor to edit the pdf file. But I would rather not do this.
> I would rather work transparently, not surreptitiously changing the
> metadata of files.
> Would it be possible that some qualified person could correct the
> creator metadata output of XeLaTeX? I am currently using xelatex from
> TeXLive 2014 running on Windows. Here is the first line from the log
> file:
>   This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (TeX Live 2014/W32TeX)
> (preloaded format=xelatex 2014.9.20)  20 SEP 2014 07:16
> Many thanks in advance,
> Dan
> -----please ignore the following-----
> Dear arXiv-moderation,

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