[lltx] fontspec CTAN release

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Feb 14 16:19:07 CET 2010

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 06:41:42PM +1030, Will Robertson wrote:
> On 14/02/2010, at 5:47 PM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > Yes, but we don't use that any more (it will not even work), instead one
> > can use the luaotfload-fonts.lua script from git, it'll generate and
> > install a font database with all the needed info (names, styles and
> > optical sizes).
> Like this?  `luatex --lua luaotfload-fonts.lua`
> I get an error:
> luaotfload-fonts.lua:127: attempt to index a nil value
> Sorry if I'm being dense right now...

`luatex --luaonly luaotfload-fonts.lua` or `texlua luaotfload-fonts.lua`

> >> But until then something like this will still fail:
> >> 
> >>    \font\1="TeX Gyre Termes" at 10pt\1
> > 
> > And even \font\1="TeX Gyre Termes/B/S=10" (you can use any arbitrary
> > style name too, "DeJaVu Sans/ExtraLight").
> > 
> > This is already working, but not throughly tested (I did my best, but
> > with font names you can expect all weired things).
> I didn't know you'd got so far with this already, well done.
> If this is actually working reasonably well, perhaps we can get it into
> fontspec straight away -- it will make documentation easier if both
> XeTeX and LuaTeX can access system fonts.

The current fontspec does work (assuming you've the font database).

> >> I think the roadmap right now should be
> >> 
> >> 1. Release fontspec with LuaTeX support & only "external" fonts
> >> 2. Improve the tools in LuaLaTeX to access system fonts
> >> 3. Add system font support to fontspec
> I've just pushed a few commits in fixing up stupid bugs of mine.
> I wish right now I had a test suite to check what's working and so on.
> If this version actually works in terms of loading features and scripts
> and languages, besides the list on the Issues page are there any other
> bugs or missing features you're aware of at the moment?

AFAIK, no, but I didn't test your latest commits.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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