[tex-live] fc-cache documentation ?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Aug 28 10:15:28 CEST 2016


Your suggestion might need administrator rights on each run, boy on Windows and UNIX. This is not very nice.

Font support is system stuff and should not be managed in user level programs.

>From the airport

On August 28, 2016 10:09:35 AM GMT+02:00, Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:
>Dear Akira-san :
>Akira Kakuto wrote:
>> 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.
>What I was experiencing was that the delay occurred at the start of
>/every/ compilation (regardless of the fonts that the sources
>referenced), and that the only way to prevent this was to run fc-cache
>C:/Windows/Fonts by hand (the last learned by trial and error).
>> 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.
>That is borne out by my experience, but do you not think that a
>modification to the behaviour of fcinit (), as suggested in my earlier
>message, would resolve the problem ?
>Philip Taylor

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