[NTG-context] Re: Re: XeTeX no longer working
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Tue Oct 26 14:59:25 CEST 2004
* Adam Lindsay <atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk> [Oct 26, 2004 14:30]:
> > I'm sorry to barge in on this discussion, but this XeTeX thing? Are
> > you running Mac OS X to use it, or is there an easy way to get it
> > working on UN*X? I tried finding information on setting it up on
> > UN*X, but it didn't seem there was any.
> Sorry to exclude you, but this XeTeX thing is totally a MacOSX thing.
> It's an evolution of TeX/GX, and uses Apple's advanced typography APIs
> for font handling. It means *massive* simplification of font
> installation, special feature use, and Unicode, but at the cost of cross-
> platform-ness and some backward compatibility (mostly in legacy fonts).
As I feared :-(.
> The backward compatibility is improving with each release, but the
> thing is never going to be cross-platform with respect to Apple's
> APIs. If you do get your hands on a MacOSX system, I highly recommend
> giving XeTeX a try! [ http://scripts.sil.org/xetex ]
OK. Thanks for the incredibly quick response,
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