[XeTeX] Kannada with XeTeX on Debian GNU/Linux

Alok G. Singh alephnull at hcoop.net
Wed Jul 8 14:11:10 CEST 2009

So, I installed texlive-xetex and obtained the Akshar font [1]. I've
added a \setmainfont[Script=Kannada]{Akshar} in my file and the error I
get is,

    ! Font \zf at basefont=Akshar/ICU at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM)
    file or ins talled font not found.

I have not been able to figure out how to create the required TFM files
from the TTF file. Any guidance would be most appreciated. I have
attached the test case and the log.

[1]  http://www.kamban.com.au/fonts/akshar.ttf

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