[NTG-context] Upgrade to 2015.11.19 breaks OTF reader?

Thangalin thangalin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 01:14:44 CET 2015

The answer from a SE question has provided a little light:


Directories listed in OSFONTDIR are not recursively scanned for font
files. That's a bit inconvenient. I borrowed from the answer in that
question to do the following:

rm -rf $HOME/.fonts
mkdir $HOME/.fonts
cd $HOME/.fonts
for i in $(echo $OSFONTDIR | sed -e 's/:/ /g') ; do for j in $(find $i
-type f); do ln -s $j .; done; done

The last line creates a symbolic link to every font file specified by
OSFONTDIR. This is means that adding new fonts requires re-linking
them to $HOME/.fonts.

After that, I set OSFONTDIR as follows in $HOME/.bashrc:



mtxrun --script fonts --reload

After that, ConTeXT produced the PDF for the MWE at the start of this thread.

How can OSFONTDIR be recursed again?

FWIW, I tried:


That didn't work, either.

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