[texhax] Please help recognize font

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Jul 2 21:38:14 CEST 2018

On 2018-07-02 at 17:53:22 +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:

 > Unless the font already exists in a format compatible with TeX
 > (i.e., with accompanying TFM file), you are doomed to failure.  Far
 > better to switch to XeTeX, where (almost) any font can be used.
 > Philip Taylor

According to the web site cited by Ben the font is available as OTF
only, so Rodolfo can only choose between between xetex and luatex

Rodolfo, coming back to your question:
In order to use CharisSIL-Roman and CharisSIL-Bold with LuaTeX I wrote

  \font\CSr=file:CharisSIL-R.ttf at 10pt
  \font\CSb=file:CharisSIL-B.ttf at 10pt

This is quite different from [pdf]TeX where you have to call a font by
the basename of the associated .tfm file. 

At least when using LuaTeX you can load a font either by _font name_
or by _file name_.  Admittedly I don't have any experience with XeTeX.

LuaTeX requires that luaotfload is loaded.  It's supposed to work with
both, LaTeX and plain TeX.  XeTeX supports OTF fonts natively but
without a Lua engine under the hood it is less flexible.


 > --------
 > Rodolfo Medina wrote:
 > > Fantastic...! Full success. `http://www.identifont.com/index.html' is
 > > formidable: with a system of questions and answers they find out the font
 > > name...  But now, what will the name of the font be so to load it in TeX...?
 > > With something like:
 > >
 > >  \font\vectora=vcxy10
 > >
 > > Rodolfo
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