[tex-live] (fwd) Bug#493789: missing files prevent xelatex compiling Italian document

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Aug 5 18:40:07 CEST 2008

Hi everyone,

I know it is TL2008 time, but I still get bug reports for TL2007 on

There is one quite funny:

----- Forwarded message from "W. Martin Borgert" <debacle at debian.org> -----
> During testing of a fix for #492304, I stumbled about xelatex
> not being able compile Italian (example attached). Upstream of
> dblatex found, that lgrlmr.fd and lgrlmro.fd are missing. In
> fact, copying those files to my CWD, fixes the problem for me.
> See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=492304#11

> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \usepackage[italian]{babel}
> \title{Italian}
> \begin{document}
> Italian
> \end{document}

----- End forwarded message -----

The point is here:
- you have to use xelatex
- you have to use 

fontspec defaults to lm-default, ie latin modern default fonts.

But why does it switch to lgr encoding.

Our current babel ships these two files (lgrlmr.fd and lgrlmro.fd), so
would it be a solution to just copy those files to the TL2007 dir and
let it be gone? Or is there a different solution possible?

Best wishes and thanks for any comments/remarks/enlightenment


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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