Re: Professional desktop publishing for minority complex scripts in Unicode: XeTeX and UltraXML

From: Philipp Reichmuth (
Date: Sun Aug 08 2004 - 11:56:00 CDT

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    Sue and Maurice Bauhahn schrieb:
    > Hence, my strong preference is XeTeX (pronounced: zeetek) because it is free
    > (and generates PDF output directly). It does not have real-time graphic
    > output update, however (it may take 30 seconds to run a tagged text file
    > through the system and open the resulting PDF file). I'm quite hopeful that
    > it will be relatively simple to pass other varieties of tagged text through
    > style sheets set up for XeTeX.

    How about bibliographies - does XeTeX handle Unicode in bibliographies
    at all? This has for long been the worst weakness of TeX and all
    TeX-based systems with respect to Unicode. I'm still keeping my
    bibliographic databases in 7-bit ASCII because of this. It makes me
    feel like I'm on some kind of eighties revival event.


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