[XeTeX] Styles / Preferred Styles mismatch and 'broken pipe'

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Apr 29 11:03:56 CEST 2007

On 29 Apr 2007, at 4:15 am, Nikola Lecic wrote:

> Even fontconfig-2.3.2 with Test Font confuses xdvipdfmx;  
> fontconfig-2.4.2 doesn't.

OK, thanks for the test and report. It's good to know that a newer FC  
handles it better; perhaps we can improve behavior with older  
versions, but no guarantees....

> The 'Preview & Print only' message appears at the very same place  
> where 'broken pipe' used to happen. What causes it?

This is a notification that xdvipdfmx is embedding a font whose  
fsType field in the OS/2 table indicates that the license permits  
embedding for Preview and Print purposes only (not for editing or  
extraction of the font). See <http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ 

Many fonts carry this setting; xdvipdfmx reports it purely for  
information, in case you're concerned to know exactly what you do or  
don't have rights to do with the resulting PDF.


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