Latex font problem

Ken Brown
Tue Nov 11 22:14:00 GMT 2014

On 11/11/2014 4:31 PM, phil rosenberg wrote:
>> This is discussed in the texlive release announcement
>> under the heading "Fontconfig".  See also
>> Yaakov, could we get a fontconfig update that fixes this?
>> Thanks.
>> Ken
> Having read that post and already seen the discussion about the Windows fonts folder I can understand that it should not be the responsibility of fontconfig to include (and by implication keep up to date) the latex fonts.

The situation with the Windows fonts folder is completely different. 
It's not maintained by Cygwin, and it can be changed without the user 
even being aware of it.  Cygwin apps might try to use fonts in that 
folder without knowing that the font cache is out of date.

Fonts installed by texlive are different because the texlive postinstall 
scripts call fc-cache whenever fonts are installed.  So the font caches 
are kept up to date.  All that's needed for this to work is for 
/etc/fonts/fonts.conf to list the appropriate directories, as they used to.

> Maybe I could suggest the texlive-collection-* packages add the appropriate folder in a file/symlinked file in /etc/fonts/conf.d

That's certainly another option, and I'll do it that way if Yaakov (the 
fontconfig maintainer) prefers it.


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