[tex-live] XeTeX or xdvipdfmx Broken on Mac

Richard Koch richardmoncriefkoch at icloud.com
Fri Apr 24 01:09:31 CEST 2015


In the meantime, Herbert Schulz has been plowing through other
Mac fonts and has found one more problem .ttf font: Apple
Chancery. Same 

	\font\testit="Apple Chancery" \testit ABC

problem, producing :xdvipdfmx: fatal: Invalid font: -1 (1)

Dick Koch

> On Apr 23, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:27:03AM -0700, Richard Koch wrote:
>> If the line near the bottom defining font “J” to be Osaka is commented out,
>> and the corresponding Japanese text at the end is commented out, this typesets
>> fine. If we add back the line defining the “J” font, but not the Japanese text,
>> typesetting is still fine. Adding the final line with Japanese text leads to the
>> message
>> xdvipdfmx:fatal: Invalid font: -1 (6)
> This seems like a CID font issue in dvipdfmx, which I know near nothing about. A reduced test file:
> \font\test="Osaka"\test 今日は\bye
> CC'ing Jiang in case he has any idea about it.
> Regards,
> Khaled

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