[tex-live] XeTeX and Mac Fonts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Apr 25 17:02:11 CEST 2015

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 06:37:46PM -0700, Richard Koch wrote:
> Khaled,
> You wrote 
> The ones with "Invalid fontname" are likely to be bitmap fonts that
> XeTeX rejects them (it is certainly the case for the first and the last
> ones), this is not new. The rest seems to be xdvipdfmx regressions
> caused by the move away from using FreeType, but probably are old
> dvipdfmx bugs that were not exposed to XeTeX users before.
> This explanation is certainly true of GB18030Bitmap, which is described by the Mac
> as type “bitmap”. However, the error message from kpathsea about invalid fontnames
> also is the cause of failure of the following fonts on our list, which are listed below
> together with the “type” of font from the Mac info about them:
> Hannotate TC
> Opentype Postscript
> HanziPen TC
> Opentype Postscript

Those two are CFF-TTC fonts, I don’t think they worked before, but they
are breaking for me in xdvipdfmx not XeTeX, so a different issue than
the “kpathsea” one.

> Apple Color Emoji
> Truetype

This is a bitmap-only font as well, it is just that the bitmaps are


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