[dev-context] XeTeX and fontconfig in the minimals?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Mar 1 15:00:30 CET 2007

Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> Hello Hans,
> I really rarely work on windows recently, but it would be great if the
> windows minimals would support xetex & fontconfig properly. Currently
> XeTeX fails to work since some libraries are missing (icuuc34.dll is
> reported, but others are missing as well).
> These was true some time ago:
>     http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Windows_Installation#XeTeX_Installation
> Most things still hold, the only thing is that binaries could now be
> taken from TeXLive.
> This is a list of missing files in bin:
> fc-{cache,case,cat,glyphname,lang,list,match}.exe
> icudt34.dll
> icule34.dll
> icuuc34.dll
> TECkit_x86.dll
> I don't know what these are, but they might be needed as well (no idea):
> nkf.exe
> ole32.dll
> oleaut32.dll
> rpcrt4.dll
hm, what a mess, why isn't there a statically linked xetex ...

i don't want the minimals to grow beyond reason so i need the real 
minimal list of needed dll's
> I don't have the TeXLive here, but if you take a look into
>     ftp://akagi.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/pub/TeX/win32/xetex-w32.tar.bz2
> the following is also *really* needed:
> - texmf/fonts/ {everything except opentype}
why? what;s in there then that context needs?
> (-doc/xetex/XeTeX-reference and xetex-guide might be useful, but not needed)
> "Setting up fontconfig" still holds as written on the wiki. Would it
> be possible to add these files and fontconfig settings? I would really
> like to remove that portion of instructions from the wiki.
hm, i don't want to add docu for every tex thing ... else it's no longer minimal 


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