[luatex] mkluatexfontdb devours memory

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Tue May 14 09:49:09 CEST 2013

Am Tue, 14 May 2013 09:19:09 +0200 schrieb Élie Roux:

>> Concluding from this, I blacklisted Diablindall.ttf now and
>> everything is fine, so we found the culprit!
> Oh, great! Can you send it to me so that I can inspect what's going on
> and see if it's a bug in LuaTeX or in the font?

This font has always been in my black list together with some


They are chess fonts from chessbase - old, non-unicode and
unstandard. While the first is completly useless for luatex the
other (which contain figurines) could perhaps in the future be used
- when there is some reliable and documentated interface to reencode
such fonts (or to create new virtual fonts).

Ulrike Fischer 

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