Latex font problem (attn: Yaakov)

Ken Brown
Mon Nov 10 02:32:00 GMT 2014

On 11/8/2014 5:20 PM, phil rosenberg wrote:
> 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?

This is discussed in the texlive release announcement

under the heading "Fontconfig".  See also

Yaakov, could we get a fontconfig update that fixes this?



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