[XeTeX] OpenType fonts not found by xdvipdfmx on linux

Paul Howson paul-lists at tdgq.com.au
Thu Sep 13 01:56:57 CEST 2007

On 12/09/2007, at 5:50 PM, Akira Kakuto wrote:

> I've confirmed that all the above fonts were
> recognized by fontconfig 2.4.2 (on W32TeX):


> Best regards,
> Akira

Thanks Akira! Now I know they can be made to work.

On 12/09/2007, at 6:07 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> OK, this may account for your problems; xetex and xdvipdfmx are much
> happier with fontconfig 2.3 or newer. (It's the "using" version that
> matters; that's the version installed on your system.) While the
> programs can run with older libraries, these do not handle all the
> types of naming found in current OpenType fonts, and this does lead
> to problems with some of the larger typeface families.
> Fontconfig 2.3.2 has been the "stable" version since early 2005, and
> 2.4 since late 2006, so you might want to see if there's an updated
> package available for your Linux distribution. Using at least version
> 2.3 is highly recommended.

Thanks Jonathon! We will update fontconfig as you suggest.

Regards, Paul Howson

Paul Howson
The Design Group Qld, Warwick Qld Australia (www.tdgq.com.au)
email: paul at tdgq.com.au    blog: www.tdgq.com.au/blog

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