[OS X TeX] graphics with xelatex
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Jul 3 03:10:12 EDT 2007
On 3 Jul 2007, at 12:44 am, Manuel Souto Pico wrote:
> Does someone have any recommendation regarding what package I should
> use to program drawings and graphics in a document typeset with
> xelatex (in MacTex using TeXShop)?
> I've tried pstricks, pgf-tikz, pst-pdf and pdftricks with no success.
PStricks is not supported (just like in pdftex) because it relies on
a PostScript output path via dvips. (There will be some support in
the next xetex release, thanks to extensions to the driver by Miyata
PGF/TikZ can work provided you use the xdvipdfmx output driver
(XeLaTeX-xdvipdfmx engine in TeXShop); I believe you have to update
to the latest version of PGF for it to work "out of the box",
otherwise some manual configuration tweaks may be needed.
I haven't tried pst-pdf or pdftricks, but suspect they could probably
work (again, via xdvipdfmx) with appropriate setup; perhaps someone
on this list or the xetex list can confirm details.
Oh, it's also possible to use Metapost; I know some ConTeXt+xetex
users do this. But again, I haven't worked with this myself.
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