[XeTeX] \font syntax

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Tue Jul 31 16:27:06 CEST 2007

Yes - I did all that in my first few days' acquaintance with TeX.  Nothing 
cures the problem - some fonts showing up in Windows (and always in the 
expected directories) work fine, others don't and cause the processing to 
halt, even though they behave perfectly normal in Windows applications.  But 
that was just in the experimental phase and I think only one font that I 
might actually want to use (Stonesans) fails.  No doubt I can find a 
suitable sanserif font when the need arises.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Adams" <will.adams at frycomm.com>
To: "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 1:59 PM
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> On Jul 31, 2007, at 7:56 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Personally I never completely understood what a font name is exactly
>> (Full name, or PostScript name, or Unique name).
> Name is what will show up in application interfaces and includes the
> style
> PostScript name is a (possibly shortened, e.g., ITC will be dropped,
> descriptive phrases such as Caption may be abbreviated, e.g., Capt,
> &c.) version w/o spaces and will include the style if present as a
> suffix delimited by a hyphen
> Unique Name is the PostScript name preceded by a version number and
> vendor ID
> On Jul 31, 2007, at 8:22 AM, John Was wrote:
>> Could we perhaps have something like \extrafontdirs=d:/testfonts;
>> c:/newfonts   etc. etc.
>> allowing individual users to specify the locations of fonts on
>> their own
>> system?
> That's already built into w32tex's implementation --- aren't you
> updating the font directory resources?
> from: http://www.fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp/kakuto/win32-ptex/web2c75-e.html
> (3) Edit the section "Find fonts in these directories" in
>     the file
>     RootDir/share/texmf/fonts/conf/fonts.conf.
>     The default content of the section is
>   <dir>c:/windows/fonts</dir>
>     If that is ok and you do not have additional directories
>     for fonts, you need not edit the file fonts.conf.
>     If the name of the directory of windows system fonts is
>     different from c:/windows/fonts, you must edit the file
>     fonts.conf. You can add directories for fonts if you have
>     additional fonts. For example:
>   <dir>c:/windows/fonts</dir>
>   <dir>c:/w32tex/share/texmf/fonts/opentype/dnscreen</dir>
>   <dir>c:/w32tex/share/texmf/fonts/opentype/adobe</dir>
> In particular you probably need to change c:/windows/fonts to c:/
> winnt/fonts
> William
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