[OS X TeX] [Beginner] unicode support

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Apr 12 04:23:18 EDT 2005

On 11 Apr 2005, at 11:43 pm, Marek Stepanek wrote:

>> Since you're a beginner and obviously a Mac user: why don't you trying
>> something with an universal approach to languages and scripts that
>> indeed runs on Macs and Mac OS X? It's XeTeX, available as an 
>> i-Package
>> to easily integrate into your teTeX installation. ....

> But I will give a try tomorrow to XeTeX. First surprise : i-Installer 
> does
> not list XeTeX anywhere !!!

XeTeX is also available through i-Installer, but it's located in a 
different directory (as it's not maintained by Gerben). Just select 
"Jonathan Kew's i-Directory @ SIL" from the list in the left-hand pane, 
and click "Use" or "Open in new window".

If you do try XeTeX, remember *NOT* to use packages such as 
[utf8]{inputenc} and {ucs}, as it handles Unicode characters directly. 
And as you're using LaTeX, you'll want to add the fontspec and xunicode 
packages; links are on the XeTeX site <http://scripts.sil.org> (see 
"Related Packages").


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