[OS X TeX] XeTeX

Mark Moll mmoll at rice.edu
Tue Apr 13 17:08:37 EDT 2004

This is pretty cool! It seems it would still be fairly non-trivial,  
though, to make the latex font size commands and commands like \textbf,  
\textit, and \textsc do the right thing. Can \DeclareFontFamily and  
\DeclareFontShape be adapted for xetex?

On Apr 9, 2004, at 16:56, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> As it may be interesting to some here, I'm forwarding a message I just  
> sent to the (private) MacTeX list. Original information came from  
> Bruce d'Arcus to whom all credit should be given.
>> Bruce d'Arcus wrote:
>> > Wow!  Check this out:
>> >
>> >  
>> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php? 
>> site_id=nrsi&item_id=xetex
>> >
>> > Written by Jonathan Kew and designed to work with a TeTeX install,  
>> it
>> > seems to be TeX-GX reborn!
>> Thanks for the tip Bruce,
>> It is extremely impressive indeed! It seems a fairly complete  
>> integration
>> of TeX and OS X: native use of Apple font technology in TeX, and also
>> direct importation of all graphical format recognized by QuickTime  
>> into
>> TeX. It is designed to interoperate with TeXShop and Gerben's teTeX,  
>> with
>> also a command-line interface for the Unix savvy, its installation is
>> straightforward (save the ReadMe file displayed while installing the  
>> .pkg
>> file, it contains the configuration instructions), and it outputs PDF.
>> I need to experiment more, see whether the UTF-8 restriction is not
>> conflicting with the many Mac OS Roman documents I have, and whether  
>> it is
>> compatible with standard LaTeX packages (I'm writing a report making
>> intensive use and customization of hyperref.sty).
>> Another concern: the installation does not seem to create a file  
>> telling
>> what was installed and where. I found a file
>> /Library/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin6.8/xetex, won't it be erased  
>> by
>> any subsequent reinstall of the TeX i-Package?
>> Bruno Voisin
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