Latex font problem

phil rosenberg philip_rosenberg@yahoo.com
Sat Nov 8 22:20:00 GMT 2014


Hi
I have discovered what I think is a tex/latex font problem. I am a developer for Plplot and we use docbook for building our documentation. I have been trying to get this to build correctly on Cygwin. The documentation uses the FreeFont fonts and these seem to be installed by the texlive-collection-fontsextra package. However, the documentation still would not build. After some more checking and looking into how fonts work on Linux and Cygwin I found that I needed to make the fonts available to fontconfig by adding the directory /usr/share/texmf-dist/fonts/ to a /etc/fonts/local.config file (along with the xml header copied from /etc/fonts/fonts.config).

Basically my question is, should the fonts in this folder be made available to fontconfig during install? There are a number of ways to do this it seems - probably adding a config file somewhere and then adding a symlink to it in /etc/fonts/conf.d seems most sensible. Alternatively are these fonts not made available to fontconfig by design?

Thanks in advance

Phil

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