[XeTeX] Missing output from xelatex

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Dec 2 16:16:39 CET 2004

On 2 Dec 2004, at 3:08 pm, Jan Eden wrote:

> Hi Jon,
> one more question, just out of curiosity:
> xelatex does find the fonts installed in my ~/Fonts even if it is 
> executed by the www user. Shouldn't it only find the fonts in 
> /Library/Fonts or System/Fonts?

That does seem odd; I'd have expected only the fonts in "global" 
locations to be available. But I haven't experimented with this myself.

What happens if you're not logged in to the machine at all when the CGI 
script is accessed? Are your fonts found then, or not? I wonder if 
"personal" fonts get globally activated when you log in. (What about if 
you create a new user, leave your normal user logged in and switch to 
the new user with Fast User Switching? Does the new user see your 

Slightly puzzled,


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