[lltx] Problem with slanted fonts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Sep 20 11:31:31 CEST 2010

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 10:23:51AM +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> Am Sun, 19 Sep 2010 19:50:09 +0300 schrieb Khaled Hosny:
> > How I forgot that! internally, "Lucida Sans", "LucidaSans",
> > "lucidasans", "L U ci DaS anS" all are the same to luaotfload, we will
> > strip spaces and lower case font name before doing matching. So fontspec
> > can just strip the spaces in some way (if not easy in tex, can be done
> > in lua).
> Well naturally stripping space is a solution which I already
> mentioned at the begin of the thread. Nevertheless it is interesting
> why it fails for luatex but not with xetex and I think I found the
> reason: \fontname works differently.
> In following example xetex returns the fontnames of the system fonts
> surrounded by quotes ("Lucida Sans Regular", "Arial", but cmr10
> without quotes) while luatex/luaoftload returns all fonts without
> quotes: name:Lucida Sans. name:Arial. As during substituation
> \fontname\font is feeded back to a font command luatex now looks due
> to the missing quotes for the font name:Lucida

I had that feeling it is related to \fontname, it caused a nasty bug
before, and now this one.
Now, does surrounding fontname with brackets works too, or only quotes?
It can be easily fixed in luaotfload (we populate the name field of the
tfm table of the font).


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

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