[luatex] \font primitive does not read otf file

Petr Olsak petr at olsak.net
Sun Dec 2 16:59:11 CET 2012

>> SIMPLE problem is not compatible with plainTeX philosophy.
> then you might prefer the luatex-plain format, it has the
> fontloader already built in, so no style files unless you require
> them explicitly. This code just works, provided you have the
> fonts:
>    \font\lmr=file:lmroman10-regular at 12pt
>    \font\cmur=file:cmunrm at 12pt
>    {\lmr  \input knuth\par}
>    {\cmur \input knuth\par}
>    \bye

This does not work:


   luatex -ini luatex.ini
This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.2-2012052410 (TeX Live 2012) (INITEX)
Beginning to dump on file luatex.fmt
Transcript written on luatex.log.

   luatex yourtest
This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.2-2012052410 (TeX Live 2012)
! Font \lmr=file:lmroman10-regular at 12pt not loadable: metric data not 
found or bad.
<to be read again>
l.3     \font
              \cmur=file:cmunrm at 12pt
? x


> surely, a true plain-philosopher would load plain.tex and dump it...
> ... and then find it was useless, and go back to original tex with none
> of those silly e-tex extensions, even.
> robin
> (who has enough hairs on his chest, naturally, that he doesn't feel the
> need to abjure other people's useful work, to demonstrate his own
> manliness.)

Sory, I am developer of macros, I don't do it for my own prosperity. I 
explicitly need the *interface* between your activity and my activity. 
This interface is (from my point of view) a good documented features of 
LuaTeX at low level. The recommendation "use xy.sty" is totally unusable 
for me.

Yes, people like simple solutions and one of such simple solutions is my 
macro http://petr.olsak.net/opmac.html. In order to develop this macro 
to cooperate with LuaTeX, I need the good documentation and explicitly 
formulated interface, not the bad words about hairs on the chest.


Petr Olsak

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