Plain XeTeX

i.e. the XeTeX typesetting engine used with Knuth’s plain format (not XeLaTeX).

The differences between XeTeX and TeX are fairly minor from the point of view of markup. XeTeX extends the TeX \font primitive so you can use modern outline fonts (PostScript, TrueType, OpenType) without having to go through complicated set-up routines such as writing your own .tfm files.

It also supports Unicode input, so characters such as £ Æ ð Ħ ő € αβγ абв etc can be entered directly in the source file without any special markup. XeTeX input files are assumed to be in UTF-8 encoding by default, in contrast to TeX which uses ASCII.

The pages below cover various aspects of typesetting with (Xe)TeX in greater detail.

(Neocities won’t let me upload .tex files, so I have uploaded them as UTF-8 plain text files. But if you paste them into your TeX editor and save them and run them they should work.)


Page Layout


Control Sequences


Chapter, Section, Subsection

Footnotes, Endnotes

PDF stuff