On Jan 19, 2008 6:05 PM, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
Is anybody using XeTeX with the latest releases? Even the most basical "Hello World" document doesn't compile with this error (both stable and beta, regardless if the document actually uses Latin Modern or not). Any hints?
The new beta has been turned into stable slightly too soon. (Hans has added support for the new filenames of LM before they were even released - in LuaTeX there are synonyms, but XeTeX is "broken" at the moment if you don't have those fonts.)
If you have rsync on your computer, the fastest way to resolve the problems would be to call rsync -av rsync://contextgarden.net/minimals/current/fonts/new/fonts/opentype/public/lm/ folder-with-otf-lm and then mktexlsr.
(XeLaTeX didn't even consider those changes, I'm affraid. It's a serious problem since the changes need to be synchronized, and I'm afraid of *many* XeTeX users complainig very soon ...)
But some new LM filenames are really weird (lmromanslant10-regular.otf and others). I hope that they will change at least a few of them to something more sensible (for the sake of compatibility the best thing to do would be not changing them at all). Size feature and some grouping has been added to all of these fonts, so the names/usage in GUI applications or in XeTeX (when called by name) will change as well.