[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX problems with includegraphics

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Tue Sep 2 10:33:29 EDT 2008

Le 2 sept. 08 à 16:07, Peder Axensten a écrit :

> I upgraded XeTeX from version 0.996 to XeTeX 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.6  
> (Web2C 7.5.6).
> xetex 0.996 didn't render old style numbers with fonts from Adobe  
> FontFolio 11, so I upgraded.
> The numbers work with the new version, but any \includegraphics  
> prevents the pdf to be created. At the end of the log-file there is  
> only a
> "Error 256 (driver return code) generating output;
> file test-letter.pdf may not be valid."

What's the format of the graphics you are trying to include? Recent  
versions of XeTeX changed the default for the XDVI-to-PDF driver  
invoked behind the scene for converting from the XDVI output format of  
XeTeX to PDF.

The default driver used to be the Mac-specific xdv2pdf, now it's the  
cross-platform xdvipdfmx. xdv2pdf accepted all formats known to  
QuickTime, xdvipdfmx does not. A notable example is TIFF, which  
xdvipdfmx does not understand.

Bruno Voisin

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