[tex-live] fc-cache documentation ?

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Sun Aug 28 07:38:23 CEST 2016

>> It depends on fontconfig implementation and configuration.  In the
>> early Linux version fc-cache was run automatically only on reboot,
>> later it was changed to run once a day.  It can be configured in
>> the configuration file, the default was later changed to one hour,
>> now 10 minutes.  This means I no longer run fc-cache manually, I
>> just wait a short time after adding a font.

So this boils down to the following question:

  Is fontconfig automatically run Windows if a font changes (in one of
  the directories observed by fontconfig)?

Or to formulate it differently:

  On Windows, does TeXLive install fontconfig as a background program
  that is capable of monitoring the system font directories?  [Note
  that it is not necessary to handle fonts within TeXLive, AFAIK,
  since XeTeX and friends can use the texlsr data base.]

In case the answer is yes, the next question would be

  On Windows, does the TeXLive installer provides an interface to
  configure the directories observed by fontconfig?


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