[XeTeX] fontconfig and the same name fonts

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 04:40:54 CEST 2007

On 29/04/2007, at 11:50 , Nikola Lecic wrote:

> Is there any recommended method in situation when we have OTF and  
> TTF font with the same name and need to have both installed? (GFS  
> fonts are a good example: download any pair from http:// 
> www.greekfontsociety.org.) In such cases, fc-list lists only one  
> name, despite inspecting and registering both files. How can we be  
> sure what font file XeTeX actually uses and what fonts.conf or  
> XeTeX directives can make such a situation clear?

It sounds like a funny idea to need to do this in the first place; if  
you need both at once, presumably it's to test them against each  
other. In which case, you could just load them without installing  
them system-wide with
   \font\x="[GFS Bodoni.ttf]" at 12pt% (without fontspec)
   \newfontfamily\x[ExternalLocation]{GFS Dodoni.ttf}% (with fontspec)

Hope this helps,

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