[XeTeX] Linux Libertine

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 19:29:23 CET 2012

2012/11/27 Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de>:
> Am 27.11.2012 um 16:25 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:
>> Not necessarily. If the fonts reside in different directory trees and
>> the search order is properly configured, fontconfig will find the
>> right one.
> I'm not that sure about this... Libfontconfig lives off cache files. And this implies on a computer: no order at all. (Because no order is the best order. Floating free anarchy was the motto of Gong.)
It reads /etc/fonts/fonts.conf where the basic configuration is
defined. The file than says that the files in /etc/fonts/conf.d have
to be read. They are read in the alphabetic order (it is documented).
Each file contains some rules, it may contain a tree where the fonts
reside. Fontconfig puts them to its cache unless the font with the
same name is already there. Thus in my computer fonts in
/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local are seen before the TL fonts.
Subdirectories within the same tree are searched in unpredictable

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