[luatex] Attempt to build font name database fails with app crash

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Sun May 6 15:55:23 CEST 2012

Am Sat, 5 May 2012 23:13:41 +0200 schrieb Dieter Köhler:

> Hi all,
> When I use the \setmainfont{} command from the fontspec package, 
> lualatex crashes while attempting to build a font name database.
> The last lines from the log are:
>> luaotfload | Font names database not found, generating new one.
>>              This can take several minutes; please be patient.
>> luaotfload | Updating the font names database:
>> luaotfload | Scanning TEXMF and OS fonts...
> A few seconds after this output lualatex.exe crashes. These are the 
> details from the crash report:

> I am using an up-to-date MiKTeX installation on Windows Vista. MiKTeX is 
> installed in the "Program Files" directory. And I am running lualatex as 
> user, not an admin.

Run on a command line

mkluatexfontdb -v

If it stops/crashes at a font, try if it works if you add this font
to the blacklist. See the documentation of luaotfload for details.

Ulrike Fischer 

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