[tex-live] porting a TeXLive-Installation to another PC

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Mon Dec 1 03:10:37 CET 2008

On 1 Dec 2008, at 12:29, Lars Madsen wrote:

> Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 11:39:42PM +0100, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>> BTW: as a non-xelatex user what is it doing in that latex xelatex  
>>> step?
>> It configures and runs fc-cache. This program collects information
>> on fonts for the benefit of xetex.
> ahh, that might explain why it has been to hard for me to test a otf  
> font placed in the same dir as my xelatex file.
> (I have an OTF font I need to be able to use in latex and pdflatex,  
> but wanted to test it with xelatex first, though never successful)

You ought to be able to do that, but you'd have to use the actual  
filename rather than the font (family) name; see the ExternalLocation  
option in the fontspec package. (I don't really recommend this except  
for testing or other special purposes.)


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