[XeTeX] long search time when font doesn't exist
amat at kabsi.at
Fri Apr 25 17:47:27 CEST 2008
Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> if I try to use a font that doesn't exist (e.g. because I mistype the
> name) then xelatex stops for about a minute while the hard drive is
> quite busy. Then I get the expected "tfm missing" error.
Could it be that you haven't got a font cache, or at least not an
up-to-date one? Try to regenerate the cache. Under unix it is:
# fc-cache --force
> \font\x="Myriad Proxx"
> \x xx
Here it takes 1.0s if the font is found, 2.4s if it is not found
and 14.6s if I delete the cache files in /var/cache/fontconfig
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