[tex-live] Problem with DejaVu in XeTeX

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 13:43:26 CET 2007

Hi all,
I have to typeset a XeLaTeX document which requires DejaVu Serif
Condensed Italic. I have dovnloaded and installed DejaVu fonts version
2.21. XeTeX does not complain but xdvipdfmx (run with -vv) reports:

>][4<DejaVuSerifCondensed-Italic(DejaVu Serif:Condensed Italic)@8.97pt
** ERROR ** Cannot proceed without the "native" font:
DejaVuSerifCondensed-Italic (DejaVu Serif Condensed Italic)...

The fonts are in /usr/share/fonts/dejavu-ttf-2.21, permitions of all
*.ttf files are 0644 and otfinfo reports:
[zw at centos dejavu-ttf-2.21]$ otfinfo -a DejaVuCondensedSerifItalic.ttf
DejaVu Serif Condensed
[zw at centos dejavu-ttf-2.21]$ otfinfo -p DejaVuCondensedSerifItalic.ttf

I selected DejaVu Condensed Serif in OpenOffice.org 1.1.5 and tried to
type something in italics. It works fine. My OS and xdvipdfmx are:

Linux centos 2.6.17 #3 SMP Mon Sep 24 19:59:57 CEST 2007 x86_64 x86_64
x86_64 GNU/Linux

This is xdvipdfmx-0.4 by Jonathan Kew and Jin-Hwan Cho,
an extended version of DVIPDFMx, which in turn was
an extended version of dvipdfm-0.13.2c developed by Mark A. Wicks.

Non-condensed fonts from the DejaVu family work fine. Could you guess
whether it is a problem of the font or of xdvipdfmx?

Zdeněk Wagner

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