[tex-live] libertine wrongly packaged

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Dec 29 23:38:56 CET 2011

    libertine-legacy installs/contains also the old fx***.otf-file and

By different filenames (there are no filename conflicts).

    these conflict with the newer ones: 

Another reason why lookups by system font name are inferior.  Too bad
the engines and packages push toward that method.

Anyway, Bob, it sounds fine to me to remove the otf's from
libertine-legacy.  Thanks.

    the xe(la)tex step finds the newer ones, 
    while the xdvipdfmx step uses the older ones:

For the record, the general problem of xetex and xdvipdfmx finding
different fonts comes up repeatedly.  There's a bug report here:

The bug is closed because the case at hand was about fontconfig library
versions, but it seems to me that is just papering over the problem.
Maybe I'm wrong, but that's how it looks.  (See the latest comment,
from me.)

However, since xetex is effectively unmaintained for any meaningful
development now, presumably nothing will improve until a new capable
maintainer with time to devote to the program appears on the scene.
(Not holding my breath.)


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