[OS X TeX] LuaLaTeX and fonts search paths
simon at simifilm.ch
Mon Nov 16 18:02:07 EST 2009
On 16.11.2009, at 18:51, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 16.11.2009 um 18:30 schrieb Simon Spiegel:
>> Now I realize that not many people will use lualatex at the moment, but I think it would still be sensible to think about this issue already. Does it really make sense to have two copies of the same font in two different locations?
> No. Except you're masochistic and want have struggle every day.
>> Or wouldn't it be much better if lualatex – like xetex – looked in the 'regular places' for fonts?
> I am sure it does! You just need to tell it, for example in your local extension of texmf.cnf. You already have /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf.cnf, because it sets TEXMFHOME on the Mac. Now add (please not by copy&paste! check the paths first)
> OSFONTDIR = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts//;/sw/lib/X11/fonts//;/Library/Fonts//;/System/Library/Fonts;$HOME/Library/Fonts
> OSFONTDIR is presumingly meaningless per se, but it is used to set TeX's path to the system's fonts. (Remember my grep command from before, texdoc related?)
>> And who should implement this?
> You, IMO. Next year: Dick Koch – he just needs to know that this actually works. (And I haven't tried it yet.)
>> Is this something to bring before the LuaTeX people or is this done by the TeXLive/MacTeX team?
> The latter will do it in case someone tells them the details.
Thanks for the answer. For now I use a different way to handle this. I have my fonts managed by Linotype's FontExplorer X. I simply created a symlink in ~/Library/texmf/fonts/opentype which points to my FontExplorer X folder. Works fine so far.
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