[tex-live] I must be missing something with TeX...

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 16:02:05 CET 2011

2011/2/5 Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Dear Tim --
> Let me start by saying that I have no idea whatsoever
> how to achieve anything under Ubuntu, Red Hat, Yellow
> Penguin, Debian, Snow Leopard, or any other flavour
> of Unix or Linux : I work solely under Windows/XP.
> That said, I have looked at your message and at
> your files.
Usually you can add the ttf/otf font to a directory below
/usr/share/fonts, run fc-cache and then it is available for XeTeX.
There are some directories where to put fonts if you are not root,
probably ~/.fonts but I am not sure.

In 1990 you probably used teTeX but this distribution contained most
important files. Support for Indic languages and scripts was missing
as well as a lot of other files that I needed for everyday work. I had
to add a lot of packages from CTAN. Now TeX Live contains everything I

> I have rejected using
>        1ᎯᎠᎪᏪᎵᎧᏃᎮᎭ
> because it seems unnecessarily opaque, and have instead elected
> to process
>        http://www.cherokeenewtestament.org/01.txt
> Then, I have investigated "Cherokee.ttf"; from what I can
> see, the author does not recommend it for serious work,
> and suggests intending Cherokee typesetters use the
> authoritative Cherokee font instead.  To that end, I have
> downloaded and installed Digohweli.ttf from
>        http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/Font/Instructions.htm
> Finally I have written a six-line TeX file using the TeXworks editor :
>        \font \Cherokee = "Digohweli"
>        \Cherokee
>        \parindent = 0 em
>        \obeylines
>        \input 01.txt
>        \end
> I set the default processing engine to XeTeX and press the "Compile"
> button, and the attached PDF results.
> Philip Taylor
> --
> Not sent from my i-Pad, i-Phone, Blackberry, Blueberry, or any
> such similar poseurs' toy, none of which would I be seen dead
> with even if they came free with every packet of cornflakes.

Zdeněk Wagner

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