[XeTeX] Xetex TexLife and fc-cache

Keith J. Schultz keithjschultz at web.de
Wed Aug 10 10:50:02 CEST 2011

Hi Nicolas,

Normally, XeTeX does not take that long to start up or run!

It would seem to me that your system and web-server is set-up
wrong. There are other possibilities for the problems you are experiencing.

Either way, I believe you problem has nothing to do with XeTeX.



Am 10.08.2011 um 10:03 schrieb Nicolás Hatcher:

> Hi All (again):
> It seems I was guessing too much. Perhaps my problem is not fc-cache.
> What happens is that with any new day the first xelatex run is extremely slow.
> Could be 5 minutes before pass the line
> This is XeTeX, Version ...
> I am doing a system that produces pdf documents on demand from a website. I cannot ask the user to wait "sometimes" 5 minutes.
> I know is not fc-cache because I substituted it with a dummy file and the problem is still there.
> What does XeTeX before launching?
> Any pointers to the source code so I can investigate myself?
> Would the same problem arise on MiKTeX?
> Again, thanks for your help in advance,
> Nicolás
> 2011/8/8 Nicolás Hatcher <n.hatcher at basecase.com>
> Hi all,
> It seems that xelatex runs fc-cache in windows in Texlive 2010 once everyday or so.
> anyone knows how to disable that option?
> Thanks in advance.
> Nicolás Hatcher

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