[XeTeX] Could not load both Bold and BoldItalic.

Ulrike Fischer news2 at nililand.de
Thu Dec 4 10:22:55 CET 2008

Am Wed, 3 Dec 2008 17:17:29 +0100 schrieb Peter Dyballa:

>>> My (current) XeTeX/xdvidpfmx handles Type1 font fine.
>> OK. Then its "the system" that provides the fonts in a form that they
>> can be used!
> No – you fooled me! Your example shows the "conventional" side of  
> xdvipdfmx, which comes from dvipdfm (direct convertor from DVI to  
> PDF) and dvipdfmx (which added capabilities to handle complex CJK  
> PostScript fonts) that use TeX fonts, i.e., they work TFM based.

I don't understand how the tex->xdv-step which needs the TFM can benefit
from features of xdvipdfmx which is called later. Anyway: even if I
remove the TFM of utopia (so that pdflatex fails) xelatex still can
handle the font. 

Btw: I'm not saying that xetex can handle *every* type1. There are
certainly some which are so old, buggy, incomplete or special that xetex
will fail. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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