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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] XeTeX

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] XeTeX
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 21:23:21 +0200

Am 06.06.2006 um 20:40 schrieb David Kastrup:

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

Xe(La)TeX is now available on BSD systems, Linux, Solaris, and MS
Windows. I think it's high time now to add a Xe(La)TeX entry to the
commands menu.

Why would it not be installed as "tex" and "latex" ?

Because it's 100% Unicode through and through (no input encoding), still a bit experimental, only producing .xdv files of a DVI like contents and using the also experimental xdvipdfmx on non-Mac systems and by default xdv2pdf on Mac OS X (could be xdvipdfmx, too) and finally it's not part of any TeX distribution nor is it compatible to all (La)TeX packages -- particularly Babel and hyphenation are problems!

And it's not yet on CTAN. Only the fontspec package from Will Robertson is available there.

AUCTeX is quite clever, so it can check whether there are Xe(La)TeX formats (kpsewhich -format=fmt xelatex) or binaries (which xetex xelatex) on the system, and when there are, the Command menu is augmented.

These are header lines from a Mac OS X application, TeXShop, which is kind of a TeX IDE, by which a file's encoding and the 'engine' to typeset the file with, are marked:

        %!TEX TS-program = xelatex
        %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode

Right now it seems that TeXShop is completely inflexible (and might stay so) and will not recognize any of these lines if a GNU Emacs special as in -*- mode: LaTeX; coding: utf-8; -*- is added to them ... but AUCTeX could make profit from.

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