[luatex] LuaLaTeX and fontspec

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Sat May 29 14:51:36 CEST 2010

Dear all,

New versions of luaotfload and fontspec have recently been uploaded to 
CTAN, and the next test release of TeX Live 2010 will contain support 
for using system fonts in LuaLaTeX. (Apologies to those who get this 
message twice.)

Previous users of fontspec will be familiar with the process, but there 
are some changes in fontspec for LuaLaTeX compared to its XeLaTeX 
counterpart. For those interested, I've written about the biggest 
changes here: 

To date, there has been very little testing of the new version of 
fontspec, especially with OpenType font loading in LuaTeX. Any testing 
you would like to perform would be greatly appreciated, especially 
running the mkluatexfontdb script in the luaotfload package and then 
attempting to access system fonts in LuaLaTeX with fontspec.

(E.g., \usepackage{fontspec}...\setmainfont{Georgia} )

Suggestions and (especially) bug reports most appreciated.

Many thanks,
-- Will

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