[XeTeX] get xetex to use best fonts

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Feb 10 22:53:28 CET 2010

Am 10.02.2010 um 19:08 schrieb Lon H Mitchell:

> How can I force xetex, fontspec, and/or mnsymbol to use the better  
> versions?

Make the non-Unicode encoded fonts unknown to XeTeX!

XeTeX (and fontspec) get the fonts needed via the system's "font  
service" while TeX locates them via a lookup in "hash" files which  
just reflect the state of directories in a particular corner of the  
disk, the TeX distribution's place of installation. TeX does not need  
to know the TTF and UTF font files, and XeTeX does not need to know  
which old PostScript font files are on the disk. So configure your  
system's "font service" in such a way that it does find the inadequate  
PostScript Type 1 and 3 font files.

In UNIX it's quite simple...



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