[lltx] Can luatex auto-run mkluatexfontdb ?

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun May 16 12:34:42 CEST 2010

Le 16/05/2010 12:19, Will Robertson a écrit :
>> Interesting. As a XeTeX user, I wasn't even aware of that :-) So, you never need
>> to run fc-cache manually?
> Ah, no. Sorry for the confusion.
> This is only true on Mac OS X, when it uses system calls and manages its own font cache.
> AFAIK, fc-cache is manually required under Linux/Windows.
Ok, thanks for the info.

> That's what I had in mind. What do you think?
> It slows down compilation very slightly when you mis-type a font name, but the convenience is worth it, in my opinion.
Sounds like a good idea to me. I seem to understand it was in Khaled's plans too.

>> Somehow unrelated: I just realised mkluatexfontsdb uses io.popen(). Last time I
>> checked, this function was not working on windows. Did anyone test luaotfload on
>> windows?
> Sorry, don't have a Windows box :(
I have a (virtual) one, specifically for testing. I'll try to run a few tests
(I'm going to have a busy week, so don't hold your breath).


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