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.
The X∃TeX companion (work in progress)
|License||Free license not otherwise listed, or more than one free license applies|
|Contained in||TeXLive as xetex|
|MiKTeX as miktex-xetex-bin-2.9|
TeX (or TeX-alike) typesetting engine|