[XeTeX] xetex can't find font

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 31 18:45:22 CEST 2012

On 3/31/12 9:19 AM, Orm Finnendahl wrote:
> Hi,
>   thanks for the help. I wasn't aware of xetex's capabilities to use
> systemwide installed fonts. Including them like this works ootb (I
> already had these fonts installed):
> \font\rm="ScalaSans-Regular" at 14 pt \rm Hello World!
> There is one drawback though: I have generated all kinds of virtual
> fonts, a fake SmallCaps font etc. All tfm, vf, afm files in all kinds
> of different encodings are in their respective folders (and they are
> all found with kpsewhich). As I'm using them for years now I really
> would like to get it working in xetex with TeX's default mechanism
> (the main reason for the switch to xetex is its utf-8
> support). Otherwise I'd be stuck with the supplied PostScript fonts
> only.
> If xetex is capable of using kpathsea, is there a way to debug the
> problem by finding, which part of the program is stuck where?

I'm not sure offhand, but I wonder whether the issue is that your fonts 
are in ASCII PostScript (.pfa) format, and perhaps the driver xetex is 
using only supports binary PostScript (.pfb) files.


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