[tex-live] The adforn package.

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Oct 5 21:00:29 CEST 2010

cfrees at imapmail.org wrote:

> My instinct is therefore to rename the fd file to uornementsadf.fd.
> However, I don't really understand what is going on here so this isn't
> necessarily the best thing to do. It is complicated by the fact that in
> the adfsymbols case, things which worked for me didn't work for a user
> on a different system, so I can't just assume that if I fix it for OS
> X, it will work generally.

latex sets up the name and then lowercases it.  *then* it loads the .fd
using the name it's created (after lowercase).

so i would have expected your mixed-case name to fail on *nix systems,
but not on macos (which i assumed to be no more than a case-preserving
system).  i was wrong about macos.  amusing post by claire (sp?)
yesterday about the weirdness of macos, but it's not relevant to this

the rule is that .fd file names have to be *all in lower case*.  you can
call the font whatever you like, within the doc, just so long as the
file itself is all lower case.

and no, i don't know anywhere that the rule is documented.


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