[tex-live] fc-cache documentation ?

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Aug 29 12:12:09 CEST 2016

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 08:11:08AM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Siep,
> >You would need a lot of knowledge of the internals of TL to figure
> >that out.
> That why there was a smiley.
> Can you suggest a modus operandi for the suggested tlmgr action that works nicely with the XeTeX postinstall script?

For a single-user install everything should happen automatically, so
no need for any provisions in tlmgr.

For a multiuser install and an admin run, two actions would be

1. re-running fc-cache

2. switching to per-user caches by simply appending
   FC_CACHEDIR = $TEXMFVAR/fonts/cache
   to the root texmf.cnf.

It appears that a system fontconfig and a user cache work just fine

Siep Kroonenberg

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