[lltx] Regarding fontspec

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue May 18 18:18:51 CEST 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:07:43AM +0930, Will Robertson wrote:
> On 18/05/2010, at 1:59 AM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > I'm not very exited about hardcoding system font directories into the
> > code, why OSFONTDIR is there then?
> I guess the argument in this particular case is that it's only this *very particular* font that we're trying to ignore. I don't mind ignoring each and every font with filename LastResort.ttf if that makes more sense to you.
> But up until now I've been assuming that OSFONTDIR will not have been set. I'll need to do more testing if we're changing texmf.cnf to allocate OSFONTDIR to the system font locations.
> > but I've no problem applying your
> > patch for now. For TTC and LastResort font, I'm still thinking on a more
> > general font blacklisting way, I'm thinking in a special lua file
> > containing a simple table with entries that are either font names or
> > filenames, and it can be exact matches or pattens, something like:
> > 
> > blacklist = {
> >    {"LastResort", "name"},
> >    {".ttc$", "file"},
> > }
> > 
> > What do you think?
> Looks good to me.
> How do you want me to maintain my fork?
> Continue rebasing your changes to HEAD?

Donno, but I'm unlikely to have time for luaotfload in the near future,
so it is up to Elie to decide.


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

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