[OS X TeX] Understanding fonts and fontspec

Johann Spies johann.spies at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 23:05:18 CET 2012

I am struggling to understand how to use the installed fonts in Texlive

I have run updmap (and updmap.sys) but do not understand how to use the
information in the resultant files.

e.g.  I see the following entry:

pncr8g NewCenturySchlbk-Roman " groffEncoding ReEncodeFont " <groff.enc

And when I try to use it like this:


and compile using XeLateX, I get:

! fontspec error: "font-not-found"
! The font "NewCenturySchlbk-Roman" cannot be found.
! See the fontspec documentation for further information.
! For immediate help type H <return>.

l.20 ...[Mapping=tex-text]{NewCenturySchlbk-Roman}

So what is the use to me of the information contained in those files?

How do I know the correct names of the fonts (to use in \setmainfont{}?

How do I get a list of all the available fonts to use on my system?


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