[XeTeX] xetex (from TL2009) fails when run in terminal session

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 13:23:51 CEST 2009

MacOSX 10.5.8 using ssh from a remote system:

gala:xetex gwhite$ tlmgr show xetex
package:    xetex
category:   TLCore
installed:  Yes
revision:   14602
collection: collection-xetex
gala:xetex gwhite$ cat x-story.tex
% xetex version of story.tex
\font\rm="Charis SIL" %:style=Regular
\font\it="Charis SIL/I" %:style=Italic
\font\sl="Charis SIL/BI" %:style=Bold Italic"
\font\bf="Charis SIL/B" %:style=Bold
\vskip 1in
\centerline{\bf A SHORT STORY}
\vskip 6pt
\centerline{\it by A. U. Thor} % !`?`?! (modified)
\vskip .5cm
Once upon a time, in a distant
  galaxy called Ööç %\"O\"o\c c,
there lived a computer
named R.~J. Drofnats.

Mr.~Drofnatsor —“R. J.”, as
he preferred to be called—% error has been fixed!
was happiest when he was at work
typesetting beautiful documents.
\vskip 1in
gala:xetex gwhite$ fc-list "Charis SIL"
Charis SIL:style=Italic
Charis SIL:style=Bold Italic
Charis SIL:style=Bold
Charis SIL:style=Regular
gala:xetex gwhite$ xetex x-story
This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.0 (TeX Live 2009)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
(./x-story.tex_RegisterApplication(), FAILED TO establish the default
connection to the WindowServer, _CGSDefaultConnection() is NULL.
kpathsea: Invalid fontname `Charis SIL', contains ' '

! Font \rm="Charis SIL" not loadable: Metric (TFM) file or installed font not f
<to be read again>
l.3 \font
         \it="Charis SIL/I" %:style=Italic
? X
No pages of output.
Transcript written on x-story.log.

The file formats when running at the system console.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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