# [tex-live] fc-cache documentation ?

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Aug 30 10:50:24 CEST 2016

Philip Taylor wrote:
> Thank you Jonathan -- indeed it does [reveal from where the fonts are loaded] :
>
> However, I cannot find "Frederika2016.otf" in C:/Windows/fonts (even as System Administrator), and do not know how to interpret "D^^A/Windows/fonts/Frederika2016.otf".
One aspect of the mystery is now solved.  Although Windows Explorer claims that there is no file called "Frederika*.*" in C:/Windows/Fonts, an elevated command prompt and a simple DIR reveals that the files (there were two) exist, and at the same elevated command prompt they can be (and have been) deleted.  The font has been re-installed, the test file now compiles correctly, and the two missing GREEK NUMBER signs appear as intended.

However :

1) The compilation [1, attached] takes 20 seconds to compile /every time/, almost all of that apparently being concerned with the font loading
2) The log file [2, attached] contains cryptic references to (e.g.,)

-> K^^A/Windows/fonts/Frederika2016.otf

and

-> b^^N/Windows/fonts/pala.ttf

where I do not understand the meaning of K^^A and b^^N.

Given that, during my earlier test, I was able to see XeTeX re-populate C:\TeX\Live\2016\texmf-var\fonts\cache when I emptied it by hand, it is not clear to me why it cannot now re-create the cache(s) once and once only and then allow my compilation to proceed without a further need to re-create the caches on subsequent runs.  Could a clue to the problem lie in the name of the only one of the cache files to have been modified today :

> d031bbba323fd9e5b47e0ee5a0353f11-x86.cache-7.NEW
The first line of this file contains the string :

> Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000107 EndHTML:0000000598 StartFragment:0000000538 EndFragment:0000000562
>
> C:/Windows/fonts
>
The suggestion by Akira-san resolves the problem :

> In a file
> .../texlive2016/texmf.cnf
> create a line
>
> FC_CACHEDIR = c:/your/writable/directory
Following this change, the second and subsequent compilations proceed at the anticipated speed.

Philip Taylor
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Missing character: There is no o in font [Frederika2016.otf]!
Missing character: There is no r in font [Frederika2016.otf]!
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Missing character: There is no n in font [Frederika2016.otf]!
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Missing character: There is no a in font [Frederika2016.otf]!
Missing character: There is no r in font [Frederika2016.otf]!
Missing character: There is no a in font [Frederika2016.otf]!
Missing character: There is no P in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no a in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no r in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no a in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no a in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no l in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no i in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no g in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no n in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no r in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no i in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no g in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no h in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no t in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no f in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no o in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no r in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no e in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no i in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no g in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no n in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no l in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no a in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no n in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no g in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no u in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no a in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no g in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no e in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no G in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no r in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no e in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no e in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no k in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no ͵ in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no ʹ in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no ʹ in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no f in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no o in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no r in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no e in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no i in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no g in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no n in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no P in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no a in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no r in font Frederika2016!
Missing character: There is no a in font Frederika2016!
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Output written on untitled-11.pdf (1 page).