[tex-live] Problems with Nafees fonts

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 14:46:12 CEST 2011

2011/8/31 Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com>:
> On 31 Aug 2011, at 12:51, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> 2011/8/31 Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp>:
>>>> Well obviously xdvipdfmx can't find the font. I get the same error
>>>> message if I first generate the xdv, then remove the font, and then
>>>> call xdvipdfmx.
>>> Here (windows) xdvipdfmx can find the font by
>>> \setmainfont[Script=Arabic]{Nafees Nastaleeq}:
>> Thank you for the test, I removed bidi but I still get the same error.
>> Thus is seems to be an OS specific problem, maybe in XeTeX, maybe in
>> fontspec, maybe in xdvipdfmx (I cannot find a contact to an author of
>> xdvipdfmx). I have placed all relevant mails, the source file and the
>> log file at
>> http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/NafeesBug/
>> I can try it on i386 in Fedora 13 and if needed, I can build TL
>> binaries from svn repository, if you modify the sources and if it
>> helps testing.
> My guess is that this is related to fontconfig behavior, and some kind of oddity or mismatch in the font's name table.
> What version of fontconfig is present on your machine? If it's not fairly up-to-date, it might be worth trying a more recent one.
RPM reports fontconfig-2.4.1-7.el5
I am afaid that replacing fontconfig wouln not be a simple task, it
may break a lot of other packages.

> (BTW, the xetex list would probably be a better place for this thread than the tex-live one.)
> JK

Zdeněk Wagner

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