xdvipdfmx:fatal: This font using the "seac" command for accented characters...

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Mon Jun 13 07:53:00 GMT 2016

On 6/12/2016 8:08 PM, Mark McGregor wrote:
> A more minimal non-working example:
> [
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \setmainfont{CMU Serif}
> %\setmainfont{cmunrm.otf}
> \begin{document}
> А
> \end{document}
> ]
> If you comment the first \setmainfont line and uncomment the second one, the file compiles. Rerunning /usr/bin/texlive-enable-fontconfig doesn't help.

I found an answer at the following:


Based on that, you can work around the problem by commenting out the 
type1 fonts in /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/09-texlive.conf, like this:

$ cat /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/09-texlive.conf
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
   <!-- <dir>/usr/share/texmf-dist/fonts/type1</dir> -->

Then rerun the command '/usr/libexec/fc-cache-1 -sv' from 

What puzzles me is that the link above says that the problem is caused 
by bugs in xdvipdfmx that have been fixed in TeX Live 2016.  I'll look 
into this and try to find out why it still seems to be broken.


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