[XeTeX] xelatex and DejaVu Sans

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 10:46:48 CEST 2008

On 21/08/2008, at 6:00 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 21.08.2008 um 10:26 schrieb M. Niedermair:
>>>> Is there a way to say, that the directoy ~/.fonts are prefered?
>>> Yes, with fontspec.
>> how can i do that?
> To cite from an eMail some hours ago: \font\lso="[DroidSerif-
> Regular.ttf]" \lso aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa \end. With possible path
> specifier. Introduced in fontspec 1.17?

You give a XeTeX font command and then mention fontspec.
The equivalent command is

Unfortunately, it currently does not work to write something like
but I've got a bug ticket open...

I'd like in the future to auto-parse when an external font is  
specified, allowing all three of the following:
   \newfontfamily\lso[ExternalLocation]{DroidSerif-Regular}% detect  
the extension automatically?
   \newfontfamily\lso{[DroidSerif-Regular.ttf]}% currently does not work
   \newfontfamily\lso{DroidSerif-Regular.ttf}% can parse the extension  
so we know it's "external"

Anyway, the only way this sort of font specification is portable is if  
the font itself is put somewhere in the TDS (or the current  
direction). For example, you can get to the LM fonts through $TEXMF/ 
fonts/opentype/public/lm/ so to select them in fontspec you can write

Same with the TeX Gyre fonts, which I need to write euenc definitions  
for, probably. (Well, maybe not. There's no way in euenc to specify  
font features. But some could be hard-coded.)

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