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This package was previously used to provide a number of small
features that are useful for XeLaTeX. As of fontspec v2, many
of these have now been incorporated into that package. More
recently, other updates to LaTeX2e itself have eliminated some
of the workarounds previously included in this package.

This package therefore no longer does as much as it used to,
but is still provided for backwards compatibility. A summary:

- Loads fontspec.

- Loads Andrew Moschou's metalogo package for customised
  \XeTeX and \XeLaTeX logos.

- Loads the realscripts package to obtain OpenType-feature
  subscript and superscript glyphs in \textsuperscript etc.,
  including in footnotes.

- \showhyphens is redefined so it now works.

- Defines the dubiously useful commands
     \vfrac - for vulgar fractions using OpenType features
     \namedglyph - to access font glyphs by name

For more information see the documentation xltxtra.pdf.

Change History

    Replace definition of \showhyphens with one that properly
    replicates the plain TeX definition in behaviour.

    Remove the code for subscripts/superscripts and load the
    realscripts package instead.
    (No user-level changes.)

    Remove those parts that have been taken into fontspec v2.0.
    (No user-level changes.)

    Update internals for fontspec v2.0.
    (No user-level changes.)

    Bug fix for "\LaTeX" when [no-logos] is used.
    Thanks to Enrico Gregorio for finding this.

Will Robertson
Released under the LaTeX Project Public License

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xltx­tra – “Ex­tras” for users of

This pack­age was pre­vi­ously used to pro­vide a num­ber of fea­tures that were use­ful for type­set­ting doc­u­ments with XeLaTeX. Many of those fea­tures have now been in­cor­po­rated into the fontspec pack­age and other pack­ages, but the pack­age per­sists for back­wards com­pat­i­bil­ity. Nowa­days, load­ing xltx­tra will: load the fontspec, met­a­l­ogo, and re­alscripts pack­ages; re­de­fine \showhy­phens so it works cor­rectly; and de­fine two ex­tra com­mands: \vfrac and \namedg­lyph.

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