[tex-live] Fontconfig for XeTeX versus regular fontconfig

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 23:47:15 CEST 2011

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 23:36, Karl Berry wrote:
>    why are both opentype and truetype copies of gnu-
>    freefont shipped with texlive?
> You don't say what fonts you're talking about.  Anyway, in general,
> there's no reason to suppose OTF and TTF versions are identical.
> The right answer here is to fix XeTeX.



But I'm pretty sure that adding both confuses other programs as well,
not only XeTeX. I totally agree that XeTeX should not create broken
PDFs, but having both OTF and TTF version installed might cause
problems to other software in one way or another.


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