[XeTeX] XeTeX and Vista

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Apr 27 21:27:18 CEST 2008

On 27 Apr 2008, at 8:12 pm, Arno Trautmann wrote:

> Ulrike Fischer schrieb:
>> Am Sun, 27 Apr 2008 15:21:11 +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.
>> Your code works fine for me (with Arial), but I have WinXP. You could
>> try to separate the two steps to get more info:
>> xetex --no-pdf test
> That doesn‘t work. Just the same as with pdf.
>> xdvipdfmx -vv test
>> And you could try to (re)build the caches:
>> fc-cache --verbose  or
>> fc-cache --verbose --force
> That seemed to work. But I get the outputs ”skipping“, ”misssing
> directory“, ”permission denied“,

It sounds to me like maybe you need to run fc-cache as an  
Administrator; I think Vista is preventing fc-cache or xetex (which  
would normally do it automatically) from updating the fontconfig  
cache file in the Windows Fonts directory.

I don't know exactly how to do that, though; I'm not a Windows user.


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