[XeTeX] get xetex to use best fonts
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Thu Feb 11 09:15:10 CET 2010
Am Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:53:28 +0100 schrieb Peter Dyballa:
>> How can I force xetex, fontspec, and/or mnsymbol to use the better
> 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.
Well it is not so easy. pdflatex can use ttf-open-types-fonts and -
at least in miktex - it is able to find them in the standard fonts
On the other side xetex needs to be able to find some of the
type1-fonts which resides normaly in the texmf-trees.
Separating the locations would meen that you have to duplicate all
fonts which xetex and pdftex can use in the system folder and the
It would be certainly better if -- as has been discussed sometimes
-- it would be possible to tell xetex to prefer opentypes over
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