[pdftex] TeX as a composition server?
zappathustra at free.fr
Sat Oct 23 22:30:12 CEST 2010
John meant that LuaTeX can use any font on the computer.
Martin meant that it doesn't use libraries to do so.
There probably was a confusion on the word /library/.
So: LuaTeX can use any font, but you have to kpath-search for them and
extract any info by yourself; you're not helped by fontconfig (although
I suppose you can make LuaTeX read it). And then you can build you own
library, of course (I guess luaotfload -- which isn't built in LuaTeX
but is independent code -- does something like that, to avoid searching
all directories each time a font is called).
So everybody's right. Isn't it wonderful?
Le 23/10/2010 22:08, Martin Schröder a écrit :
> 2010/10/23 John Culleton<john at wexfordpress.com>:
>> I am pretty sure there is a macro \luaotfload or similar name that
>> allows one to access ttf and otf fonts from the system libraries in a
>> luatex run.
> Yes. But the main difference between XeTeX and LuaTeX is that XeTeX
> uses system libraries to find fonts (e.g. fontconfig), while LuaTeX
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