I updated my MacTeX 2011 installation yesterday. Now, compiling the following with xelatex fails:


The error is:

! I can't find file `t3enc.def'.

Removing the fontspec line makes it compile OK. How can I get this working again?

1 Answer 1


In my system (miktex) t3enc is in the tipa folder: \tex\latex\tipa\t3enc.def. So probably you should install the tipa package.

  • That's it. xunicode now requires t3enc.def for tipa compatible. But I think it is better only to load t3enc.def when it exists.
    – Leo Liu
    Commented Oct 12, 2011 at 15:16

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