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

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Mon Dec 1 12:38:26 CET 2008

On 2 Dec 2008, at 00:35, Lars Madsen wrote:

> Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> 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.)
>> JK
> I did try that but I guess I did something wrong.
> Do you know if there is any examples somewhere?

I don't, but the xetex mailing list would be the best place to ask.  
I'm sure other people there have done this.


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