Using fonts from the LaTeX Font Catalogue

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at
Sat May 8 00:41:54 CEST 2021

On Fri, 7 May 2021 at 22:47, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at>

> On 2021-05-07 at 21:12:44 +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>  > On linux a change of the fontconfig configuration would affect all
>  > others applications too.
>  >
>  > But if you find this troublesome: Make a friendly feature request
>  > that texlive 2022 should offer an option ...
> Ulrike, this is easier said than done.  The installer doesn't know
> where fontconfig files are located and deriving it from fc-conflist
> isn't sufficient either.  There is no fontconfig directory in the
> user's HOME directory by default and the one in /etc is not writable
> by mortal users.  The only reliable solution is to give some hints in
> the documentation.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

That is true but.... How feasible would it be to not configure fontspec to
look in the telive tree and instead use a kpathsearch aliases file?
That was originally because someone was mad enough to name the longtable
package with more than 8 letters but  could we re-write
in that format so kpathsea can find the fonts using their internal font


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