[XeTeX] Colour specials for XeTeX

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 14:47:53 CEST 2020

On Sat, 6 Jun 2020 at 13:40, Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at hellenic-institute.uk>

> Thank you all for your comments and explanations.  One question to
> Akira-san, though :
> > If you use -no-pdf option and apply xdvipdfmx to a created
> > .xdv file, you can see messages like
> >
> > xdvipdfmx:warning: xetex-style \special{x:rulecolorpush} is
> > not supported by this driver;
> Is there any way (perhaps through a command-line option to XeTeX) that one
> could obtain those most usedful diagnostics using XeTeX in "standard" mode,
> i.e. without using the "-no-pdf" option and without running xdvipdfmx
> explicitly ?

xetex --output-driver=dvipdfmx

will make it use the default dvipdfmx settings rather than quiet mode

$ xetex --output-driver=dvipdfmx cc942
This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.999992 (TeX Live 2020) (preloaded
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
(./cc942.tex [1]stdin -> stdout
dvipdfmx:warning: xetex-style \special{x:textcolor} is not supported by
this driver;
update document or driver to use \special{color} instead.
1687 bytes written
Output written on cc942.pdf (1 page).
Transcript written on cc942.log.

/Philip Taylor/
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