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

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 18:03:49 CEST 2021

On Sat, 21 Aug 2021 at 11:20, Philip Taylor (HI) <
P.Taylor at hellenic-institute.uk> wrote:

> Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> With a current texlive you can use albatross to find out which fonts
> on your system support this
>    albatross -d 0xFFFD
> I appreciate that this answer may have been targetted solely at Doug
> McKenna, but in the general case it does not work.  Here, using TeX Live
> 2021 under Windows 7 Ultimate, the command "albatross" is unknown —
> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
> d:\Users\Philip Taylor>albatross -d 0xFFFD
> 'albatross' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
> d:\Users\Philip Taylor>
I have access to a couple Windows Systems (10 Enterprise and 10 Pro) with a
full install
of TeX Live 2021 with current updates.  Both have
and the default Windows TL2021 fontconfig setup.   Both work as advertised
(but default Windows terminal
doesn't display UniCode and the output seems to be a fixed width so
truncates the font file pathnames).
On linux the UniCode characters display properly.

George N. White III
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