[tex-live] LyX and cmr truetypes

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue Jul 11 09:08:43 CEST 2006

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

> Hi John,
>     - LyX apparently uses fontconfig - 
> I don't get it.  How is TeX (no fontconfig there) supposed to work?  Or
> does LyX no longer use TeX at all?  Well, whatever...

I think that LyX uses Tex only for the final typesetting.  For the
on-screen display while editing, with it's WYGiWYM approach, it uses
other ways to display math.

I don't use LyX myself, and I cannot tell for which parts it uses
fontconfig (on Debian, it isn't linked against fontconfig directly,
anyway, it uses it indirectly via its QT dependency); anyway it also
uses preview.sty.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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