[lltx] Can luatex auto-run mkluatexfontdb ?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun May 16 14:34:59 CEST 2010

On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 07:49:41PM +0930, Will Robertson wrote:
> On 16/05/2010, at 7:17 PM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> > Le 16/05/2010 11:20, Will Robertson a écrit :
> >> I'm thinking about the workflow that users will need to follow when
> >> installing new system fonts for LuaLaTeX. In XeTeX, if a font is not found
> >> then the font cache is refreshed to see if there have been new fonts
> >> installed.
> > 
> > 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.

Under linux, it does force fontconfig cache update, but it is very slow
that I actually hate this feature (on modern Linux systems, font cache
is always kept up to date).


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

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