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Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Jun 19 16:27:46 CEST 2009

Interestingly, my original suggestion to drop
	<?xml version="1.0"?>
	<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
and calling
	fc-cache -fsv
did work, too, and would be much simpler.

Can some other try my above suggestion and tell me if the call to fc-cache -fsv
listed the newly added directories? Thanks

On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Ken Brown wrote:
> -----------------------------
> To set up the texlive fonts for system-wide use (assuming you have
> suitable privileges):
> 1. Create a file /etc/fonts/texlive.conf with contents something
> like the following (suitably adapted to the texlive installation
> directory):
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
>  <fontconfig>
>    <dir>/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype</dir>
>    <dir>/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype</dir>
>    <dir>/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1</dir>
> </fontconfig>
> 2. Create a file /etc/fonts/conf.avail/55-texlive.conf with the
> following contents:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
> <fontconfig>
>         <!-- Load texlive customization file -->
>         <include ignore_missing="yes">texlive.conf</include>
> </fontconfig>
> 3. Create a symlink to the latter in /etc/fonts/conf.d:
> $ cd /etc/fonts/conf.d
> $ ln -s ../conf.avail/55-texlive.conf .
> 4. Run 'fc-cache -s' (or 'fc-cache -sv' if you want to see what's
> happening).
> Xetex should now be able to find the texlive fonts.
> If you do not have sufficient privileges to carry out the steps
> above, you can instead do the following to make the texlive fonts
> available to you as an individual xetex user:
> a. Create a file .fonts.conf in your home directory, with contents
> like those in step 1.
> b. Run 'fc-cache' (or 'fc-cache -v').  This step is optional; if you
> don't do it, xetex will do it for you the first time you run it.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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