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Re: RFP: xetex - An extension of TeX with Unicode and OpenType support

Dear Kohda-san!

On Fre, 25 Aug 2006, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> but it has been very hot even this week...

Rain here, heavy rain ...

> > Next version will include it. I think about making a intermediate
> > release of texlive packages with 2006~svnYYMMDD so that we can get
> > xetex. We will see.
> Good, so there is no need to worry about dynamic linking
> with libkpathsea etc. any more.

We'll see, first priority: texlive into testing and then survive the bug
avalanche ;-)

> > One point I found in your package: You don't create a link
> > 	xelatex -> xetex
> > in /usr/bin. Has to be done by hand.
> Ah, perhaps I modified postinst in a wrong way.  Thanks.

Hmm why the postinst? The link should be created in the rules files I
suppose. It should be shipped with the data.tar.gz. dh_installtex does
*NOT* create the necessary symlinks. (Should it do it?)

> > Thanks, after some changes to the font names I was able to compile
> > several of the docs on my texlive system.
> It is difficult to find out a standard font for a foreign

I guess I had some fonts not installed. After installing all of them I
could compile all but the Arabic.tex file, although I have installed the
font you mention in the source code. Anyway, great work!

Best wishes


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