[OS X TeX] Lualatex on Mavericks gives segmentation fault

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Fri Dec 27 19:24:56 CET 2013

On Dec 27, 2013, at 10:06 AM, Jacques ANDRÉ <jacques.andre35 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The following source program
> %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \begin{document}
> \fontspec{Myfont} OK
>  \end{document}
> ran under LuaLaTeX/MacOSX 10.9.1 aborts with the message (a system error, not a TeX one, so very difficult to find the cause): Segmentation fault
> Indeed there is no Myfont font in my system.
> However, with Montain Lion, I got a message like « unavailable font » (I dont remember exactly) and at less I knew why…
> Jacques André

The problem is with luaotfload. See discussion at



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