[lltx] Font names database

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Jan 12 19:28:17 CET 2010

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 07:19:38PM +0100, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Khaled Hosny a écrit :
> > I'm working on a font names database generation script, it is capable of
> > producing output similar to ConTeXt's 'simple' font names.
> > 
> Great.
> > Now I'm wondering where, in TEXMF tree, should I store the database
> > file? I thought $TEXMFVAR is a logical choice, but kpse seems not to be
> > able to find files there, any idea?
> > 
> Files should be found here. How do you try? Does it work in another tree?

Ah, I see now, I should but it under $TEXMFVAR/tex not $TEXMFVAR
directly, solved now.

> > [font names]
> > Now which one should I pick? Any idea how Fontconfig and similar tools
> > handle this? (since what they return is likely to be expected by users)
> > 
> I'm afraid I have no idea here.

I think I've to reverse engineer fontconfig here, since it hardly has any
useful documentation.


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