[texhax] Please help recognize font

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 21:48:05 CEST 2018

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

> 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
> anyway.
> 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.

Many thanks...  If the font really *has* to be purchased, the problem though
now is a mere question of money...  Too expensive, I'm afraid...


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