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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.

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text formatting


Other Macintosh software
Other Windows software
Other Linux software


Other Experimental software

XeTeX (Experimental)

Current version: 0.996, released Feb. 28, 2007

XeTeX is a typesetting system based on a merger of Donald Knuth's TeX system with Unicode and modern font technologies.

The Mac OS X release of XeTeX runs on Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" or later; it may run on earlier OS X releases but has not been tested there. (There are reports of success on OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" with some versions of XeTeX, but this is not considered a supported platform.)

XeTeX itself is a command-line tool, like standard TeX and pdfTeX processors. It is most commonly used via a graphical environment such as TeXShop (Mac OS X), KILE (Linux), WinEDT (Windows), or others.

More about XeTeX

Getting XeTeX

Technical Support

XeTeX support