[XeTeX] Differing font name handling betwixt Mac OS X and W32 (and Linux?) XeTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Jun 19 21:27:26 CEST 2006

On Jun 19, 2006, at 3:08 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> Would one of you who has this font mind dumping the complete 'name'
> table using a tool such as TTX or ftxdumperfuser (from Apple's font
> tools package, see <http://developer.apple.com/textfonts/Fonttools/
> Index.html>), and sending me a copy? (Off-list is fine; no need to
> clutter everyone's mailboxes with it!) I'd be interested to see how
> they've organized the naming, and perhaps get xetex to work more
> smoothly with this and similar fonts.

I'm trying, but I'm not wrapping what's left of my mind around the  
command line options for ftxdumperfuser. Sorry, I'm dense.

I tried a bunch of things, but I keep getting error messages.

Assuming the font file is in:
/Volumes/Adobe\ Font\ Folio\ OTE/Western\ Fonts/Aldus\ LT\ Std/ 

and I want to write to a file:

I tried:

ftxdumperfuser -A d -n -o /Users/williamadams/Desktop/AldusDump.txt / 
Volumes/Adobe\ Font\ Folio\ OTE/Western\ Fonts/Aldus\ LT\ Std/ 

which ran w/o errors, but didn't put anything into AldusDump.txt AFAICT

I'll try TTX next


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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