[lltx] bug in the caches

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue May 18 23:04:19 CEST 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 11:34:40PM +0300, Elie Roux wrote:
> Also I just discovered something: if fc-list cannot be executed
> (which is likely to be the case for TeXLive 2010) and the font
> database is regenerated during a tex compilation, the font database
> will loose all the OS fonts... I think the best way to fix this is
> not to save the database if fc-list cannot be executed, and print a
> warning message telling the user that a font has not been found and
> if it should have, to launch mkluatexfontdb.

But, by then, we would have been rendered the feature useless (and even
annoying) to the majority of texlive users, I'd rather drop fc-list
completely and relay solely on OSFONTDIR if it won't work with texlive
out of box.


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

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