[XeTeX] Odd and confusing diagnostics during XeTeX run

Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Sep 23 18:14:32 CEST 2011

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> Phil,
> Put the font name in quotes. That will be taken as a hint that it should try for an installed font by that name *before* asking kpathsearch to try and find a TFM, rather than vice versa.
> JK

OK, thank you.  I think I once knew that, and then forgot
it again.  But could you possibly comment on the latter
part of my question :

>> And why do the diagnostics :
>>    mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile!
>>    kpathsea: Running mktexmf Samarkan.mf
>>    The command name is E:\TeX\Live\2010\bin\win32\mktexmf
>>    Cannot find Samarkan.mf.
>> not end up in the document log file (and indeed, where
>> am I meant to find them) ?
>> Philip Taylor

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