[luatex] detailed 'diagnostic' of MikTeX/Lua*/fontspec issues

Philipp Gesang Philipp.Gesang at alumni.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Jun 30 00:31:45 CEST 2013

···<date: 2013-06-29, Saturday>···<from: Evan Cooch>···
> On 6/29/2013 3:56 PM, Philipp Gesang wrote:
> >···<date: 2013-06-29, Saturday>···<from: Evan Cooch>···
> >
> >>For a variety of reasons, luaotfload doesn't 'find' fonts in TEXMF,
> >>so you need to hack lualibs-dir.lua, as per
> >>
> >>http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/47156/luaotfload-cant-find-fonts
> >>
> >>Basically, you add
> >>
> >>P("(")  / "%%(" +
> >>P(")")  / "%%)" +
> >That modifies the globbing mechanism globally which is not a good
> >idea because other packages might depend on its exact behavior.
> Fair enough, but without this hack, or something analogous, you
> can't use fonts in TEXMF (at least, for the next to most recent
> version of MikTeX.
> >That won’t have any effect as the file isn’t loaded directly but
> >rather as part of a combined version of all the libraries; see
> >the manual. Also, since a good deal of the required functionality
> >comes prepackaged in the fontloader, luaotfload does not anymore
> >load the lualibs during a Luatex run. (luaotfload-tool does,
> >though.) Instead, there’s a separate version of l-dir named
> >luaotfload-lib-dir.lua, so you’ll have to patch that one too.
> Ah, didn't know that (I suspect its not common knowledge).

The manual describes quite extensively what each file does and
how it is supposed to be used.

>                                                            I'll give
> that a try...
> Making the change didn't solve the problem. luaotfload-tool --update
> --force still exits before completion.
> >>t
> >Not a luaotfload thing, as I wrote previously, this could be a
> >buggy font. Does it terminate correctly if you run:
> >
> >     luaotfload-tool --update --force --verbose=5 --dry-run
> >
> >?
> No -- with or without the --dry-run flag, it terminates. The
> termination always occurs after it has started scanning my working
> directory (which happens to be the Desktop for my account, which
> again is an admin account).

Please try the attached patch for luaotfload.


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