[Dev-luatex] Problem using dfont fonts with lualatex (Mactex)

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Feb 10 08:59:53 CET 2011

On 10-2-2011 12:17, Beingalink wrote:
> Hi!
> Thanks for your reply! Indeed, replacing "truetype dictionary" with "truetype fonts" in otfl-luat-dum.lua fixes the issue. I hope this will be officially fixed in the repository soon. But now I get another error message:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ! Font \zf at basefont=name:CenturySchoolbook at 10pt not loadable: metric data no
> t found or bad.
> <to be read again>
> \scan_stop:
> l.111 ...infont[Ligatures=TeX]{Century Schoolbook}
> % Palatino, Times, Times …
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> It seems that the font "CenturySchoolbook" has no extension on the Mac and is called a "Font Suitcase". Perhaps you can help me there, too?

We did some testing with dfonts when the loader was adapted to changes 
in the dfont specification. To be honest, I'd stay away from it. There 
are dfonts out there that are only to be used by the operating system 
and are not feature complete for instance.

I see that you use the name: prefix, how about using file: and then the 
filename? The name: prefix depends on a name database and afaik context 
and latex use a different approach for that (database code is plugged in 
so to say).

The only help I can think of is sending taco and me the font off-list so 
that we can see if it loads on our (non osx) machines.


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