[lltx] Problems with fontspec

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 02:13:24 CET 2011

On 19/10/2011, at 8:54 PM, Arno Trautmann wrote:

> at the DANTE autumn meeting, Herbert Voss pointed out some problems with LuaTeX and fonts. Apart from other problems, one thing is quite striking, concerning the Linux Libertine Fonts delivered with TeX Live:
> [snip]
> The problem is the slanted font. It is neither found automatically, nor can it be accessed using its "fullname" – only the "psname" works. The same is true for my system-installed Libertine, but without the “O” in the name. However, with XeTeX, the font is found and used correctly, so it seems more to be a otfload-related problem than a fontspec or Libertine bug.

That's my reading, too.

> Another thing: setting Linux Libertine O Italic as main font results in italics everywhere.

Of course it does -- what would you expect?

> Finally: fontspec still gobbles spaces in error messages:
> ! The font "LinuxLibertineSlantedO" cannot be found.
> Bug or feature?

Spaces are stripped to normalise names, but it's not ideal as an error message; I'll see what I can do to improve it:


(for future reference so I don't forget about it)

-- Will

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