[tex-live] TL'09 pretest & XeTeX: "Cannot find Constantia.mf"

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 19:01:06 CEST 2009

(Cross-post to XɘTeX & Τεχ Live lists; not sure where the problem lies.

This document works with XɘLatex under Tex Live 2008:

% !TEX TS-program = xelatex
% !TEX encoding = UTF-8

\usepackage{fontspec, xunicode, xltxtra}

Some random text.

Under TL ’09, I get this error:

name = Constantia, rootname = Constantia, pointsize =
mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile!

kpathsea: Running mktexmf Constantia.mf
Cannot find Constantia.mf.

! Font \zf at basefont=Constantia at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file
or installed font not found.
\zf at fontspec ...ntname \zf at suffix " at \f at size pt
                                                  \unless \ifzf at icu
\zf at set@...
l.6 ...umbers={OldStyle,Proportional}]{Constantia}


—Joel Salomon

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