[XeTeX] xdvipdfmx fails on synthetically-slanted fonts

Takayuki YATO (ZR) zrbabbler at yahoo.co.jp
Wed Nov 24 23:59:23 CET 2010

Hello all,

When I typeset a XeTeX document that contains fonts with slant
(extend, embolden) specified by two-step process (compiling with
"xetex -no-pdf" and then converting with "xdvipdfmx"), xdvipdfmx
fails with showing the following error message:

C>xdvipdfmx pev.xdv
pev.xdv -> pev.pdf
** ERROR ** TFM: Invalid TFM ID: 0

Output file removed.

Source file:
% plain XeTeX
\inconsN This is {\inconsS merely} a test.

Strangely enough, when I typeset the same document by usual
one-step way, it is converted without error. Why is there
such difference?

Best regards,

Tak Yato (Takayuki YATO; aka. ZR)

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