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

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Jun 19 21:55:26 CEST 2006

On Jun 19, 2006, at 3:37 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> -A d (auto dump) means it will write the output to an automatically-
> named file, which ends up in the same location as the source font.
> Only /Volumes/Adobe\ Font\ Folio\ OTE/... is probably read-only, so
> who knows....

Actually it's not. It's an encrypted disk image I've got set to auto- 
open. Handy to be able to store all of one's fonts in one place  
securely (I've got a license for the OpenType font folio, but work  
hasn't bought into it yet).

> I think an appropriate incantation would be something like
>    ftxdumperfuser -t name -o OUTPUTFILE FONTFILE
> (with names/paths as appropriate).

That works!

> And yes, I agree, the ftx.... tools are pretty confusing!

``It's magic, and you wouldn't want to know.
   It's magic, it would ruin the show...''

from Peter, Paul and Mary's latest album.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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