[XeTeX] Some strange error on first run of Plain XeTeX with one OS 9 font

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sat Feb 25 13:32:17 CET 2006

On 25 Feb 2006, at 12:16 pm, Damlamian, Alain wrote:

> Hello everyone again.
> Just a strange behavior which I would like to report. It is no big  
> deal, but I just wonder if it known or newly found by me when  
> learning to use Plain XeTeX with some old but very nice fonts  
> (KuenstlerScript in my OS 9 System folder).
> The first run give the following error, but after the second run  
> all is well. Sounds like having to run LaTeX twice...

The output you showed indicates that this run did not use XeTeX, it  
used pdfeTeX: see the first line printed to the console. So that's  
why the font was not found; pdfeTeX doesn't know anything about your  
Mac OS fonts.

If subsequent runs work correctly, then presumably they *are* using  
XeTeX. Is it possible you did something different the first time? I'm  
not sure how you're running this... from Terminal, or within TeXShop,  
or what? If within TeXShop, there are several ways you can choose  
which typesetting "engine" to run... for files that should always be  
processed by XeTeX, I'd suggest including a "%!TEX TS-program =  
xetex" line at the beginning.


> With my best,
> Alain
>> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)

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