[XeTeX] accessing fonts from TeX tree and glyphs without Unicode slot

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu May 4 21:50:35 CEST 2006

On May 4, 2006, at 11:45 AM, Will Robertson wrote:

> How about, instead of specifying paths (or maybe as well as), XeTeX
> font search paths could be specified that don't hard code a font's
> position on a users HD, but rather just allow a font that's not "in
> the system" to be accessed...

This would be pretty handy, say the option of pre-defining in a .cfg  
file a list of places to look for fonts (e.g., /Users/Shared/Fonts/ 

Alternately, perhaps a Linotype Font Explorer auto-activation plug-in  
could be developed for XeTeX?

Or, can FontBook be AppleScripted? If so, use TeX shell--escape  
mechanism to execute an AppleScript requesting a font activation....


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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