[tex-live] fc-cache documentation ?

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Sun Aug 28 10:02:18 CEST 2016

Dear Philip,

> So what is needed (it would seem) is for fcinit () to check whether the cache is valid,
> and if not, to re-run fc-cache.

FcInit() is called by XeTeX, thus, as you know,
caches are created automatically if needed, with
a considerable delay of time. If you run fc-cache
before, there is not the delay.

I'm not familiar with fontconfig.
My experience seems to show that, if even a single
font file is added/removed/changed, it is needed to
update caches.


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