[XeTeX] Missing output from xelatex

Jan Eden lists at janeden.org
Thu Dec 2 16:47:31 CET 2004

Jan Eden wrote on 02.12.2004:

>Jonathan Kew wrote on 02.12.2004:
>>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
>>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 fonts?)
>It seemed odd to me, too. I created a new test user and accessed my
>CGI via the local webserver after switching to that user - same
>result, it just works. I can confirm that the font used for the
>letter (Adobe Caslon Pro) is not present in any Font directory other
>than /Users/jan/Library/Fonts.
>I have not yet tried to log out and do the same thing again, but I

The font is not found if user jan is not logged in. But as you suspected, it can obviously be accessed by any user as long as jan is logged in. Strange logic, since everything in my home folder (except for Shared) should belong to me and only to me.

- Jan
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