[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 19:56:33 CET 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 06:39:20PM +0100, Philipp Stephani wrote:
> Am 28.02.2011 um 14:48 schrieb Khaled Hosny:
> > 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.
> Done, see https://github.com/phst/ListFonts

Great, can we have easily parsable output, one file per line with no
file:// and # thing. Don't put much effort in it though, if not readily
avialable on the C side we can parse it in lua. In any case, can you
send me a sample output so I can play with it (I've no macs) unless
someone want to do the luaotfload stuff himself.


 Khaled Hosny

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