[XeTeX] Unable to use XeLaTeX correctly upon TexLive2008 Install

Alan Jones ajones394 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 17:52:56 CEST 2010

Hi Wilfred Thanks:

It works and it does not work on several fonts for me. I have been using

otfinfo -a fontname.otf

otfinfo -p fontname.otf

to get the font name for setting /fontspec command.

Kind Regards,

On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Wilfred van Rooijen
<wvanrooijen at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> The error indicates that the particular font is not found as part of the
> system-wide fonts. Then, xelatex tries to generate the font in the
> old-fashioned way, and this fails. This means that you are using the wrong
> name in the \fontspec command. On Linux, do:
> 1. run "fc-cache -fv"
> This will regenerate the cache of system-wide fonts. You should see your
> font directory in the output. If not, that means that the font directory is
> skipped. In that case, you need to instruct fc-cache to include your
> directory in the font cache.
> 2. run "fc-list"
> This gives a list of all recognized fonts as cached by fc-cache. Note that
> the name given in this list is the name you should use in the \fontspec
> command. The name in the font cache may be different from the filename of
> the corresponding OTF file.
> The OTF fonts have several "identification strings", which may or may not
> be the same as the filename. If you really cannot get xelatex to recognize
> the font name, you can open the OTF file in fontconfig and look for the
> identification strings and try which one is correct to load the font.
> HTH,
> Wilfred
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