[luatex] loading the font database -- luaotfload

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Thu Jun 5 11:04:08 CEST 2014

Am 04.06.2014 21:25, schrieb Philipp Gesang:

>> That would be very helpful and I suppose not a big deal for luaotfload.
> Indeed. I thought about adding something like that -- Luatex
> attracts users that like to investigate the internals, so stuff
> like that should be made easy. I guess there could be two
> different functions:
>     luaotfload.aux.read_font_index ()
>     luaotfload.aux.font_index ()

that would be nice :-)


> The former forces “luaotfload-names.luc” to be read and returns
> the contents of the table. Manipulating that table will not
> affect the behavior of Luaotfload. The other function would
> return a reference into the table that is actually used by
> Luaotfload.
> I can’t guarantee the layout of the tables or data fields though,
> e.g. the contents of the entries of the .mappings array changed
> quite a bit from version 2.3 to 2.4.

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