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pst-eucl is doesn't seem to play very well with xelatex on OSX. I used it in the past with success, but it doesn't seem to want to play well with the TexLive 2012 installation when running on Mac.

Hardly anything compiles, most attemts leads to the compiler reporting a "Unrecoverable error". Even copying and pasting examples directly from http://mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/ctan.org/graphics/pstricks/contrib/pst-eucl/pst-eucl-doc.pdf

doesn't work. A few of the examples do work, but must dont. The following is an example of something that doesn't work


\pstRotation[PosAngle=90, RotAngle=60, CodeFig=true,
\pstRotation[AngleCoef=.5, RotAngle=\pstAngleAOB{B}{A}{C},
             CodeFigColor=red, CodeFig=true,



Anybody got a suggestion on how to make pst-eucl play together with xelatex on a TexLive installation on macosx?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Joseph Wright Aug 6 '13 at 7:31

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I think you're question should read that you're interested only in a xelatex solution since the latex->dvips->ps2pdf will work for this example. – A.Ellett Feb 3 '13 at 21:45
I've been browsing the questions on this site for xelatex and pstricks. It seems according to @egreg's answer to a previous question that there may indeed be some incompatibility between xelatex and pstricks. – A.Ellett Feb 3 '13 at 21:49
Your example seems to run fine for me (XeLaTeX, MacTeX 2012). Can you explain what exactly "doesn't work"? – Silke Feb 3 '13 at 22:14
I tried and get GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1. If I try with XeLaTeX from TeX Live 2011 it adds error messages about /undefined in psAngle – egreg Feb 3 '13 at 22:17
Please add also the error message(s) you get. "Not working" could be everything we can't know ... – Kurt Aug 6 '13 at 9:44