[tex-live] Win32: xelatex -0.999.4 failure to process sample2e.tex

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 13:43:17 CEST 2008

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 9:32 PM, Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp> wrote:
> Hi George,
>> After this morning's update:
>> F:\TeXLive\2008\bin\win32>ls -l xe*.*
>> -rwxrwxrwx  1 WhiteG 0    3072 2008-08-05 05:05 xelatex.exe
>> -rwxrwxrwx  1 WhiteG 0 2318336 2008-08-05 05:05 xetex.exe
>> xetex is working on my real Windows XP system.   The binaries
>> haven't changed, but the font cache was rebuilt,so the problem
>> may lie outside xetex.
> Fortunately I've reproduced your previous crash by compiling
> on vista. I've identified that the access violation is occuring at
> applytfmfontmapping().  Please give me some time.
> I believe it will become more stable later.

I have discovered that files which use OTF text fonts work when  the
original story.tex and sample2e are failing, which seems consistent
with a problem using tfm's, and might implicate text fonts (since the
math fonts seem to work in my testing).

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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