[tex-live] XeTeX or xdvipdfmx Broken on Mac

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Apr 24 19:24:43 CEST 2015

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 05:41:07PM +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Richard Koch wrote:
> > Here is the ACTUAL list of bad fonts, about 16 fonts out of 215 on the Mac:
> > 
> > GB18030 Bitmap
> > Message from kpathsea: Invalid fontname, 'GB18030 Bitmap" contains ‘ '
> > ttf font
> This name would be acceptable in raw XeTeX, as :
> 	\font \whatever = "GB18030 Bitmap"
> I have no knowledge of the LaTeX interface to platform fonts, but it
> might be worth adding the additional string quotes to see if that can
> help here.

The message is misleading, what happens is that XeTeX finds that it is a
bitmap-only font and refuses to load it. Fonts not loaded in the first
pass goes through a fallback mechanism that try to load them the old way
as TFM fonts, which gives this kpathsea message.


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