[texhax] XeTex and MusiXTeX

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 17:55:58 CEST 2018

Bob Tennent <rdtennent at gmail.com> writes:

>  >|I'm just doing my first steps on xetex... I see it can
>  >|load and display *.eps images into its pdf output, e.g.
>  >|with:
>  >|
>  >|$$\vbox{\centerline{\epsfbox{/path/to/some/image.eps}}}$$
>  >|
>  >|So I wonder why (pity) it doesn't show Stanislav Kneifl's
>  >|postscript musical ligatures drawn with musixtex.
>  >|
> Presumably because it's not just a matter of "showing" an
> eps. A Postscript *processor* is needed.

Not needed with eps images...?

>  >|It'd be nice...
> Why?

In the dvi output you don't see the ligatures...  To see them, you need the
dvips -> ps2pdf process first, so losing the forward and reverse search input
<-> output,

that you have (as far as I know) either with

 file.tex <-----> file.dvi

 file.tex <-----> file.pdf

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