[lltx] Can luatex auto-run mkluatexfontdb ?

Elie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Mon May 17 19:40:44 CEST 2010

Khaled Hosny a écrit :
> I was thinking that using fc tools on both non-cygwin Windows and OSX
> doesn't make sense, we should scan font directories directly.
> I don't also like the idea of hardcoding such paths into the code, that
> is precisely what $OSFONTDIR is for. So, I think texlive/mactex should
> set $OSFONTDIR to some sensible value on Windows/OSX, something like:
> osx:
> /System/Library/Fonts//;/Network/Library/Fonts//;/Library/Fonts//
> windows:
> %WINDIR%\Fonts (%WINDIR% is an env variable, not sure how kpse handle
> those on windows)

Definitely agreed. Could these changes appear in the texmf.cnf?

> This leaves only unices, until we find a way to git rid of fc there.

I don't really see the point of getting rid of fc on unix, it's quite 
standard (unlike on Windows and OSX), and it seems to work quite well.

Thank you,

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