[tex-live] xdvipdfm seg faults when using some TTF fonts (Was xelatex on OpenBSD sparc64 - Bus Error)

Edd Barrett vext01 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 00:30:07 CEST 2007

Hi again,

On 24/06/07, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:
> Unless I'm misinterpreting things, the data here looks badly broken,
> and that probably explains this crash.

Wow..Yikes, I know nothing of this "kerning" of which you speak.
Please excuse my lack of knowledge in this field. I am in fact quite
new to TeX (I have used it for university assignments for about 2
years). So it's a bad font?

> But it doesn't explain the
> xdvipdfmx crash, as that program doesn't read the 'kern' data.

This was the i386 crash. Do you need any more information regarding
this / whats next?

> Of course, even if the font is broken, it would be nice if xetex
> didn't crash. I'll see if there's an easy way to make the ICU library
> more robust here.

I agree. That would be great.

Thanks for your continued help.

Best Regards



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