[XeTeX] XeTeX crashes with a font

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Wed Feb 7 10:09:58 CET 2007

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 6 Feb 2007, at 11:07 pm, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
>> Using one of the Army fonts (http://www.dafont.com/army.font) within a
>> XeLaTeX document, I get the following error:
>> Output file removed.
>> I guess it is a FreeType bug (2.3.1), but I would like to have more
>> information to add to the already reported FreeType bug.
> No, it's not a bug in Freetype, it's a bug in xdvipdfmx. It doesn't  
> handle fonts with an old "format 0" OS/2 table correctly; it asks  
> Freetype for more data than is actually present (and then complains  
> when FT can't access it!)

Thanks for your answer.

> I have just fixed it in the source, but it'll be a little while  
> before a new release is ready as there are other changes in process.

I can download the SVN source at SIL. Or do you think it is too unstable
to be used?

Thanks again,


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