[XeTeX] XeTeX and Vista

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Sun Apr 27 15:41:17 CEST 2008


I have problems with font calls on Windows XP, which I think are mainly due 
to a lot of conflicting or near-conflicting font names on the system.  I 
ought to do a complete reinstall of Windows to see if that helps (and 
confine the installation of fonts to those I really need), but in the 
meantime I find that fonts are accessible if you go directly to the font 
file (where you need square brackets round the font call):

\font\myfont = [d:/texfiles/outlfont/DS-Garamont] at 14pt

(of course substitute whatever directory you keep your fonts in).

Does that get you anywhere?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arno Trautmann" <Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de>
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> Ulrike Fischer schrieb:
>> Am Sun, 27 Apr 2008 14:11:12 +0200 schrieb Arno Trautmann:
>>> \font\myfont="DS-Garamont" at 14pt
>>> test
>>> \bye
>>> causes XeTeX to stop (not any output) and holding nearly 50% of CPU.
>>> I have MikTeX 2.7, Windows Vista.
>>> Is this a known bug?
>> do you have DS-Garamont on Vista? And is this the correct font name?
> Yes, I have the font and with linux I could use it just this way.
>> Want happens if you try e.g. "Arial"?
> The same result.
> Thanks,
> Arno
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