[tex-live] libertine wrongly packaged

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Jan 2 11:18:59 CET 2012

Am Sat, 31 Dec 2011 14:20:52 -0800 schrieb Karl Berry:

>     As far as I know with TeXLive xetex doesn't find otf
>         fonts in the texmf-trees with the default configuration. 
> That is not true.  That is how I use it.  If you use {foo.otf} instead
> of {Foo} it will be found.

But then you are again using file name lookups which can make a
document less portable as file names (like e.g. in the case of the
linux libertine fonts) can change. 

> Barbara already responded to the other points.

No Barbara pointed out that a pdf should embed fonts to be portable
and that one should check which ressources a documents needs if one
sent it to another location. Both is obvious.

But we discussed the difference between fonts calls in a *tex*
document. You claimed

>> When a document uses system font lookups, it is unportable by
>> definition. I don't think that is a good scenario to
>> encourage.

Why do you want to discourage people to call system ressources in
their TeX-documents?  Why do you think it is a problem if my xetex
document contains a \setmainfont{my-special-system-font} which is
then embedded in the final pdf? Naturally this tex source is not
portable: if I sent it to someone else I would have to add the font,
like I would have to add the graphics loaded by this document. But
why is this a problem for you? Sending ressources like local styles,
local fonts, local graphics etc along with a document is a standard

Ulrike Fischer 

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