# [OS X TeX] TL 2015, XeTeX and System Fonts

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jul 24 09:07:00 EDT 2015

> On Jul 6, 2015, at 10:37 AM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:
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>> On Jul 6, 2015, at 6:35 AM, seroul <seroul at unistra.fr> wrote:
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>> Bonjour tout le monde,
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>> Consider the following XeTeX plain file which uses the Apple font
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>> 	/Users/bibi/Library/Fonts/Textile
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>> %-----------------------------------------------------------------
>> % !TEX TS-program = XeTeX
>> % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
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>> \font\txtil 	= "Textile" at 10pt
>> \font\rm 		= "Palatino" at 12pt
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>> {\txtil Hélène se dépêchait. Un effort inouï. Un cœur d'or.}
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>> \bigskip
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>> {\rm  Hélène se dépêchait. Un effort inouï. Un cœur d'or.}
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>> \bye
>> %————————————————————————————————
>>
>> TeX Live 2012, 2013, 2014 : no problem.
>>
>> TeX Live 2015 : error —>
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>> 	xdvipdfmx:fatal: Cannot proceed without the font: /Users/bibi/Library/Fonts/Textile
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>> When I put the Textile font in System/Library/Fonts, I get the same message....
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>> Any suggestion ?
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>> Thank you
>>
>> Raymond Séroul (Université de Strasbourg)
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> My copy of Textile is very old, from 1999, v3.1.2b4, and I experienced the same error message you reported. I then opened Textile with FontForge, then File->Generate Fonts, choosing to save as a ttf. This saved a font named TextileRegular.dfont, which I moved to ~/Library/Fonts, removing the old Textile. That now works in your test file using either "Textile" or "TextileRegular" as the name.
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> Michael

Howdy,

I have a bunch of FFIL and LWFN fonts and wonder if I can convert them. However when I start up FontForge it doesn't display them in the Open dialog. Am I way off base here?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)