[luatex] problem is...fontspec?

Evan Cooch evan.cooch at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 23:23:40 CEST 2013

In followup to earlier post. here is what I tried:

1\ uninstall, complete reinstall of MikTeX (takes only 5-6 minutes with 
my network)

2\ try compiling the following MWE


\setmathfont[math-style=ISO,bold-style=ISO,vargreek-shape=TeX]{XITS Math}


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Compiles perfectly.

3\ fire up MkTeX updates -- update everything (lua* an everythng else). 
What the heck. ;-)

4\ MWE no longer compiles. Complaints about format. Try using MikTeX's 
format updating utility - doesn't work. Try from command line

initexmf --dump=lualatex

Now I generate a new .fmt file (so, the gui-based format update utility 
doesn't sem to work, but doing it from the command line did)

5\ try another compile of the MWE -- still fails, but with a more 
telling error messaGE:

luaotfload | db: Font names database not found, generating a new one.

Then it fails -- unexpected condition.

If I comment out

%\setmathfont[math-style=ISO,bold-style=ISO,vargreek-shape=TeX]{XITS Math}

in the MWE, compiles fine. So, the problem is with fontspec (or things 
related to it).

If I have a chance tomorrow, I might do another complete re-install, and 
update only fontspec to see if it is the problem...
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