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.
|License||Free license not otherwise listed, or more than one free license applies|
Khaled Hosny (inactive)
The TeX Live Team
|Contained in||TeX Live as xetex|
|MiKTeX as miktex-xetex-bin-2.9|
TeX (or TeX-alike) typesetting engine|
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