[NTG-context] Forcing XeTeX output

Philipp Reichmuth reichmuth at web.de
Thu Nov 2 13:18:05 CET 2006

Hans Hagen schrieb:
>> is there a first-line comment directive or a \setupoutput[] parameter to 
>> force usage of XeTeX just like the --xtx commandline switch?
> % engine=xetex 
> should work 

Doesn't work for me.  Test document:

------ xetex-invocation-engine.tex--------
% engine=xetex

This is a piece of text

And I get the attached results from 'texexec 
xetex-invocation-engine.tex'.  Looks like for some reason ConTeXt still 
assumes PDFTeX somewhere and loads spec-tpd.tex.


============= Log ============
TeXExec | processing document 'xetex-invocation-engine.tex'
TeXExec | no ctx file found
TeXExec | tex processing method: context
TeXExec | TeX run 1
TeXExec | writing option file xetex-invocation-engine.top
TeXExec | using randomseed 516
TeXExec | tex engine: xetex
TeXExec | tex format: cont-en
TeXExec | progname: context
This is XeTeX, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.995 (Web2C 7.5.5) (format=cont-en 
2006.11.1)  2 NOV 2006 13:07
entering extended mode
  (WARNING: translate-file "natural.tcx" ignored)
**xetex-invocation-engine.tex \emergencyend

ConTeXt  ver: 2006.10.27 15:16 MK II  fmt: 2006.11.1  int: english/english

language        : language en is active
system          : cont-new loaded
systems         : beware: some patches loaded from cont-new.tex
system          : cont-old loaded
loading         : Context Old Macros
system          : cont-fil loaded
loading         : Context File Synonyms
system          : cont-sys.rme loaded
bodyfont        : 12pt rm is loaded
language        : patterns nl->texnansi:texnansi->1->2:3 
nl->ec:ec->2->2:3 fr->
texnansi:texnansi->3->2:3 fr->ec:ec->4->2:3 
de->texnansi:texnansi->5->2:3 de->e
c:ec->6->2:3 it->texnansi:texnansi->7->2:3 it->ec:ec->8->2:3 
nsi->9->2:3 pt->ec:ec->10->2:3 hr->ec:ec->11->2:3 pl->pl0:pl0->12->2:3 
c->13->2:3 pl->qx:qx->14->2:3 cz->il2:il2->15->2:3 cz->ec:ec->16->2:3 
l2->17->2:3 sk->ec:ec->18->2:3 sl->ec:ec->19->2:3 ru->t2a:t2a->21->2:3 
c->22->2:3 uk->ec:ec->23->2:3 us->ec:ec->24->2:3 agr->agr:agr->25->2:3 
c->26->2:3 sv->ec:ec->27->2:3 af->ec:ec->28->2:3 no->ec:ec->29->2:3 
 >30->2:3 es->ec:ec->31->2:3 ca->ec:ec->32->2:3 la->ec:ec->33->2:3 
->2:3 tr->ec:ec->35->2:3 fi->ec:ec->37->2:3 hu->ec:ec->38->2:3 loaded
specials        : tex,postscript,rokicki loaded
\openout3 = `xetex-invocation-engine.tui'.

system          : xetex-invocation-engine.top loaded
specials        : loading definition file tpd
systems         : you should use pdfTeX binaries

! Emergency stop.
<read *>

\wait ->\begingroup \read 16 to \wait
l.78 ...tems}{you should use pdfTeX binaries}\wait

End of file on the terminal!

Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
  516 strings out of 108051
  8931 string characters out of 549268
  4570410 words of memory out of 8006461
  40019 multiletter control sequences out of 10000+50000
  74893 words of font info for 37 fonts, out of 2000000 for 2000
  416 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
  33i,1n,26p,220b,401s stack positions out of 3000i,500n,5000p,200000b,5000s
No pages of output.

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