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xetex – An extended variant of for use with Unicode sources

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

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

is released as part of Live; documentation has arisen separately. Source code is available from ctan:/systems/texlive/Source/.

MaintainerJonathan Kew
Arthur Rosendahl
The Live Team
Khaled Hosny (inactive)

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