[XeTeX] XeTeX and Vista

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Sun Apr 27 21:43:29 CEST 2008

Jonathan Kew schrieb:
> 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.

Actually quite easy: right-click on it and choose ”run as administrator“ 
(or like that, I‘m on a german system).
I‘ve done that and now get the output, compiling this code:

\\font\myfont = DS-Kurrent at 14pt
\myfont test

„makemf: The DS-Kurrent source file could not be found.
Running hbf2gf...

hbf2gf (CJK ver. 4.7.0)

Couldn't find `DS-Kurre.cfg'
maketfm: No creation rule for font DS-Kurrent.“

Nevertheless I get the correct output in the font I want.
(I tried earlier to run xetex as adminstrator, but that didn‘t work.)

Thanks again,

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