[XeTeX] Xetex won't compile without Lmodern fonts

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Apr 16 00:22:31 CEST 2010

On Apr 15, 2010, at 4:56 PM, Raphael Frey wrote:

> Hi you all!
> I’ve a question regarding the ‘fontspec’ package: It seems that Xetex
> won’t compile a file that uses the ‘fontspec’ package if the ‘lmodern’
> fonts are not installed resp. not available on the system even if I
> don’t use these fonts. Is this true and if so why do the ’lmodern’ fonts
> have to be installed even if they are not used? Please see the attached
> files. By the way: I still use the elder version of Xetex included in
> Debian stable but I get the exactly same error message with a newer
> version of Xetex (version 2009-8 of package ‘texlive-xetex’) in Debian
> unstable.
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> Best regards
> Raphael
> <console_messages.txt><testfile.log><testfile.pdf><testfile.tex>


Try the [cm-default] option for fontspec. Also, I'd put the fontspec line before the xunicode line but I'm not sure it makes a difference.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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