[XeTeX] OpenType fonts not found by xdvipdfmx on linux
paul-lists at tdgq.com.au
Tue Sep 11 22:53:32 CEST 2007
Another question for Jonathon please.
I am trying to get a document typesetting with xetex/xdvipdfmx on
linux (Red Hat).
This document was developed and works perfectly with xetex on MacOS.
(See the separate messages about colour specials).
We also have strange problems with fonts and I'd appreciate a
suggestion for how to fix it.
The document uses the Adobe Myriad Pro opentype font family, with
font declarations like this:
\font\freporttitle="Myriad Pro" at 17pt
\font\freporttitlename="Myriad Pro Semibold" at 18pt
\font\fbold="Myriad Pro Bold" at 10pt
On MacOS these just work -- both xetex and the (xdv2pdf ?) driver
find the correct fonts, the file names of which are:
On Linux (using fontconfig) however, the Regular and Bold versions
work, but the Semibold version doesn't. Xetex does not complain. But
xdvipdfmx does complain that it cannot find the Semibold font.
Obviously both xetex and xdvipdfmx have some kind of font name
resolution algorithms which try to match font specs with available
fonts. xetex must find a match for each font I guess, otherwise it
could not typeset the document.
But xdvipdfmx must work differently???
How would one begin to debug and fix this problem?
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