[XeTeX] error: can't allocate region with xelatex

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 1 19:10:55 CET 2017

>> I was able to replicate it under TeX Live 2016 but only after
> de-duplicating the back-slashes.

You mean something like this:

$ echo x | xelatex \showthe\everyjob
This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99996 (TeX Live 2017/dev) (preloaded format=xelatex)
restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
! I can't find file `showtheeveryjob'.
<*> showtheeveryjob

(Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit)
Please type another input file name: (/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/x.tex
LaTeX2e <2015/01/01>
Babel <3.9l> and hyphenation patterns for 79 languages loaded.


Apostolos Syropoulos
Xanthi, Greece

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