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Re: Bug#669003: fontconfig: TEXMF fonts status and activation

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> writes:

> That will *never* happen. DEK has finished TeX and there are only
> very minor bugfixes in exponentially increasing time frames.

I'll complain next time I see him then :-)

> Hmmm, do you have references for that? I actually don't expect that 
> much has changed in this respect. BTW, does it matter? I mean the
> user will see that strange things are coming out if he uses these
> fonts.

I don't have a reference, just experience -- the math fonts claimed to
be Latin fonts. I assume that made something easier somewhere in the
chain of getting font metrics into TeX and rasterized glyphs out the

> So at the current point I see the following solutions:
> - you add /u/s/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts/{opentype,truetype)// to the
>   trigger

Given that these directories contain a pile of links to standard fonts,
I don't want to just add them wholesale.

> - we link all the pfb/otf/ttf fonts we find to somewhere in /u/s/fonts

You're welcome to do that, I don't want to have fontconfig search
through your pile of links though.

If we want non-TeX applications to use these fonts, perhaps they should
be installed in some non-TeX-specific location, and then TeX could link
them into its tree in the 'right' place?


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