[XeTeX] Accessing Latin Modern OTF fonts for use within XeLaTeX
R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar
chandra at ee.uwa.edu.au
Fri Nov 3 17:02:51 CET 2006
I am trying to access the Latin Modern Fonts OTF fonts from within XeLaTeX just
as I would any other TTF or OTF font on my system.
I am on Kubuntu Dapper and tried to import the fonts from the lm.zip archive
from TUG using the KDE Font Manager in the Control Centre. The difficulty is
that when a font is added from, say, a file like "lmroman10-dunhilloblique.otf"
the resulting name is not "Latin Modern Dunhill Oblique 10" (as I believe it
should be) but rather "Latin Modern Roman, Oblique", which is not unique.
I do not know why this is so, but I would like to fix it by a workaround, if
possible. FYI, a symlink like
ln -s lmroman10-dunhilloblique.otf "Latin Modern Dunhill Oblique 10.otf"
does not work, implying that the full font name is being read from the .otf file
itself and there may be a parsing error during file import. But the KDE Font
Manager has worked well when other TTF or OTF fonts were added.
So, how do I access the Latin Modern OTF fonts like other OTF fonts on my system
for use within XeLaTeX?
03 Nov 06
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