# xetex – An extended variant of TeX for use with Unicode sources

X∃TeX is a TeX typesetting engine using Unicode and supporting modern font technologies such as OpenType, TrueType or Apple Advanced Typography (AAT), including OpenType mathematics fonts. X∃TeX supports many extensions that reflect its origins in linguistic research; it also supports micro-typography (as available in pdfTeX). X∃TeX was developed by the SIL (the first version was specifically developed for those studying linguistics, and using Macintosh computers).

X∃TeX’s immediate output is an extended variant of DVI format,
which is ordinarily processed by a tightly bound processor (called
`xdvipdfmx`), that produces PDF.

X∃TeX is developed as a part of TeX Live; documentation has arisen
separately. Source code is available from `ctan:/systems/texlive/source`.

Documentation | |

Home page | http://tug.org/xetex |

License | Free license not otherwise listed, or more than one free license applies |

Maintainer | Jonathan Kew Khaled Hosny (inactive) The TeX Live Team Arthur Reutenauer |

Contained in | TeX Live as xetex |

MiKTeX as miktex-xetex-bin-2.9 | |

Topics |
TeX (or TeX-alike) typesetting engine |

See also |
luatex |

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