[tex-live] Win32: xelatex -0.999.4 failure to process sample2e.tex

Christian Schenk cs at miktex.org
Thu Aug 7 09:22:03 CEST 2008

Akira Kakuto wrote:
> Hi George,
>> After this morning's update:
>> F:\TeXLive\2008\bin\win32>ls -l xe*.*
>> -rwxrwxrwx  1 WhiteG 0    3072 2008-08-05 05:05 xelatex.exe
>> -rwxrwxrwx  1 WhiteG 0 2318336 2008-08-05 05:05 xetex.exe
>> xetex is working on my real Windows XP system.   The binaries
>> haven't changed, but the font cache was rebuilt,so the problem
>> may lie outside xetex.
> Fortunately I've reproduced your previous crash by compiling
> on vista. I've identified that the access violation is occuring at
> applytfmfontmapping().  Please give me some time.
> I believe it will become more stable later.

MiKTeX-XeTeX had the same issue: a crash in applytfmfontmapping. See the 
"xelatex math problem with sqrt" thread (XeTeX mailing list).

The MiKTeX bug report:

Hope this helps

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