[lltx] Font names database

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 22:52:40 CET 2010

(Sent from my phone.)

On 14/01/2010, at 4:28, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>  

> Khaled Hosny a écrit :
>> I've considered using fontconfig (actually my first version were  
>> using
>> fc-list to list all system font files), but I disregarded it later  
>> as we
>> can't guarantee fontconfig (or fontconfig tools) are present on all
>> systems, also fontconfig tries to do smart things that wouldn't fit  
>> our
>> needs and we better off parsing font files ourselves.
> Can't we assume fontconfig to be present wherever XeTeX is? But we  
> may want to
> be more portable that XeTeX indeed.

I'll have to check if it's installed by texlive2009, but Fontconfig  
has never been used on mac os x for font loading.

Which might well rule out using it at all, not sure.


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