[luatex] otf fonts (ligatures, cache, etc.)

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Thu Apr 9 09:48:55 CEST 2009

Am Wed, 8 Apr 2009 18:01:23 -0500 schrieb Karl Berry:

>     In context there is a file call mtxrun.lua which can generate a list
>     of fonts in the system folder. 
> The ideal is to be able to specify a system font without having to
> invoke anything beforehand.  That is what XeTeX supports, as I
> understand it.

You should generate a font cache for XeTeX too, at least on miktex,
with fc-cache -f. It is possible that XeTeX can find some fonts
without this (it is certainly trying hard as one can see if one
makes a typo in the font name) but the cache speed up things. 

And after all there are other scripts that have to run after an
installation of something new (updmap, texhash, fc-cache). One more
isn't really a problem. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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