[XeTeX] Could not load both Bold and BoldItalic.

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Dec 4 21:41:30 CET 2008

Am 04.12.2008 um 19:56 schrieb Joachim Trinkwitz:

> Indeed, on a Mac, even if fc-cache is run on the Type1 fonts
> directory, xdvipdfmx doesn't work. One has to use xdv2pdf.

Which introduces a completely different working principle: on-the-fly  
conversion to OTF, which directly fits into XeTeX. This is also  
completely different to fc-cache/fc-list/fc-match (i.e.,  
libfontconfig), one way in X11 to organise font use. It does not seem  
to be enabled on Mac OS X – no dependency to libfontconfig. And the  
same is true for MS Windows/MiKTeX.

XeTeX utilises the "font service" of the system it runs on. On Linux  
there is nothing better than fontconfig. MS Windows and Mac OS X have  
their own proprietary services.

On the Mac, if you have Mac OS X 10.4 or later (10.4.6 is recommended  
as minimum), you can use Apple's Font Tools suite: http:// 
developer.apple.com/fonts/ (you need to become a "developer," which  
only costs registration). It has tools to alter and enhance fonts.  
And one particular (command line) tool is ftxinstalledfonts, that can  
give a lot of information on the fonts installed.

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


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(Jacques Tati)

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