[luatex] luaotfload | Updating the font names database:.../2010/texmf-dist/tex/luatex/lualibs/lualibs-file.lua:75: stack overflow

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Feb 28 14:48:51 CET 2011

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 10:21:34PM +0100, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> >You can set OSFONTDIR to control what system font directories are
> >active
> >or not,
> This would make it necessary to organise the duplicate fonts
> differently. The OS' font service sets markers in its table of known
> fonts, so their place in the file system plays no role. (Maybe
> LuaTeX can learn from BeOS/NeXTSTEP a bit as well...)

This is not going to happen (see Taco's reply, which is nothing new as
it has been stated in several occasions), but a possible compromise is
for someone writing an independent command line tool that can interact
with Apple APIs and return a list of system fonts (all what we need is
absolute file paths) and luaotfload on mac would use it.


 Khaled Hosny

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