[tex-live] luaotfload-database.lua error with TeXLive SVN

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Wed Feb 5 18:15:46 CET 2014

Am Wed, 5 Feb 2014 18:07:03 +0100 schrieb Werner LEMBERG:

>> Delete the old database(s) in the cache-folder and then retry to
>> build it.
> I've explicitly mentioned in my first mail that I've removed
> everything related to luatex from `.texlive2013'...

In my texlive the cache is not in .texlive2013 but in texmf-var.

> The problem wasn't unreadable fonts.  It's rather the fact that
> luaotfload is apparently not able to handle old Chinese fonts, for
> example `avkv.ttf'.  This font has an invalid PostScript font name
> `全真楷書^P' (the ^P is a control character)[1], and I guess this is
> the very problem.  Moving away the directory with those fonts, the
> call succeeds. 

You can also blacklist problematic fonts. 

> Who is responsible for this program?  Neither --version nor --help
> gives any contact (which is also a bug IMHO). 

luaotfload has a documentation that you get with the standard
texdoc. It mentions names and a webpage.

Ulrike Fischer 

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