[XeTeX] Guaranteed Unicode replacement glyph in every TeX installation?

Ross Moore ozross at icloud.com
Sun Aug 22 01:08:23 CEST 2021

Hi Doug.

Here’s a better screen shot:

BTW, you can load the fonts distributed with TeX into FontBook, as I’ve done here. 
It helps to have a symbolic link from your home directory into the  texlive/  hierarchy,
so that you can more easily navigate the directory paths from within Mac menus.

Hope this helps.


> On 22 Aug 2021, at 8:58 am, Ross Moore <ozross at icloud.com> wrote:
>>> From: Doug McKenna <doug at mathemaesthetics.com <mailto:doug at mathemaesthetics.com>>
>>> Date: 22 August 2021 at 8:24:39 am AEST
>>> To: news3 <news3 at nililand.de <mailto:news3 at nililand.de>>, xetex <xetex at tug.org <mailto:xetex at tug.org>>
>>> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Guaranteed Unicode replacement glyph in every TeX installation?
>>> Reply-To: "XeTeX (Unicode-based TeX) discussion." <xetex at tug.org <mailto:xetex at tug.org>>
>>>  Ulrike -
>>> Excellent. Thank you!
>>> Using \setmainfont{DejaVuSerif.ttf} works on my non-Linux machine, and it is not listed as "installed" in my Mac's FontBook, which means it's being used solely within the TeXosystem.
>>> DejaVuSerif is a variable-width font. Is there a similar fixed-width OpenType/TrueType font distributed with TeXLive that would work?
> ross$ ls /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/*/*.ttf | grep Mono
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono-Bold.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono-BoldOblique.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono-Oblique.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/droid/DroidSansMono.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/fonts-churchslavonic/MonomakhUnicode.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/gnu-freefont/FreeMono.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/gnu-freefont/FreeMonoBold.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/gnu-freefont/FreeMonoBoldOblique.ttf
> /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/gnu-freefont/FreeMonoOblique.ttf
> <Screen Shot 2021-08-22 at 8.57.26 am.png>
>>> Doug McKenna
>>> Mathemaesthetics, Inc.

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