[lltx] Can luatex auto-run mkluatexfontdb ?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed May 19 00:33:15 CEST 2010

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:19:25AM +0300, Elie Roux wrote:
> Khaled Hosny a écrit :
> >Another option is to find Apple font configuration files (which are
> >likely to be some sort of XML) and try to parse it directly, and the
> >same for FC, but we still need an XML library (but this can be easier
> >since context has one ;).
> Am I the only one finding this extremely ugly?

Because running a command line tool and then parsing its non-standard
output (non-standard in the way that it was never meant to be machine
readable and can change without prior notice) is much more uglier, but
reading a configuration file is not.

>                                                Anyway, while we are
> in ugliness, I don't really see why we need some sort of xml library
> to parse the configuration files, some regexp will do the trick very
> easily (for the fonts.conf of fc at least).

Because I neither know XML nor regular expressions (unless very
superficial knowledge is counted.)


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

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