[OS X TeX] xelatex.fmt not found

S P Suresh spsuresh at cmi.ac.in
Fri Oct 20 02:24:35 EDT 2006

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> On 20-Oct-06, at 12:38 AM, Philipp Mathey wrote:
> Hi,
> it is simpler than that.
> Whenever you install/update the TeX i-package,
> you should choose the expert mode.
> It then offers you to set the paper size, (de)activate formats, etc.
> During the install/update, at the end, when the list of
> formats pops up, scroll down to the bottom, There you
> find xelatex.fmt. Be default, it is not activated. Activate it
> by checking the box next to it.


Thanks for the help.

I did an expert install of TeX selecting xetex in the formats list,  
and then installing XeTeX. I still got the same error.

Then I went back, again configured TeX in expert mode, and this time  
carefully deselected Magyar Hungarian and Serbian Cyrillic in the  
list of supported languages. I once again configured XeTeX, and it  
all works perfectly.

This solution is also more intuitive. I have now learnt that I should  
look at the subprocess output every time I install anything, and act  
on (or at least try to understand) the errors/warnings. (I wasn't  
aware of the subprocess output option till Gerben asked me look at  
it. I was too lazy to check what all the menu items in i-Installer  
stand for.)

 From the subprocess output, it was clear that the error had to do  
with hyphenation. I have also learnt that I should try my own hand at  
an Expert install, before asking for help.


S P Suresh
Chennai Mathematical Institute

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