[NTG-context] fontfamily not loaded anymore

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Sun Dec 9 17:20:31 CET 2018

On 12/9/18 1:52 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> Hi Pablo,
> where did you get the files for GFS Didot from because all packages
> I found use the name GFSDidot.otf for the upright style of the font while
> you have a file with the name GFSDidot-Regular.otf on your system.

Hi Wolfgang,

I modified the font myself to add OpenType lfbd values, but the problem
is that I created a new  font (Typographica Didot) with the same XUID
and UniqueID as the already existing GFSDidot.odt.

Although FontForge reported not using them, renewing thee value of the
XUID for Typographica Didot solved the problem.

Sorry for the noise,


> Pablo Rodriguez schrieb am 09.12.18 um 09:02:
>> Dear list,
>> I have the following source:
>>      \definefontfamily[mainface][rm][GFS Bodoni]
>>      \definefontfamily[mainface][hw][GFS Artemisia]
>>      \definefontfamily[mainface][ss][GFS Neohellenic]
>>      \definefontfamily[mainface][tt][GFS Didot]
>>          %[tf=file:{GFSDidot-Regular.otf}]
>>      \setupbodyfont[mainface]
>>      \startbuffer
>>        α β γ δ ε ζ\\
>>        {\em α β γ δ ε ζ}\\
>>        {\bf α β γ δ ε ζ}\\
>>        {\bf α β γ δ ε ζ}\\
>>      \stopbuffer
>>      \starttext
>>        \startTEXpage[offset=1em]
>>          \getbuffer
>>          \tt\getbuffer
>>          \ss\getbuffer
>>          \hw\getbuffer
>>        \stopTEXpage
>>      \stoptext
>> All typefaces are loaded fine, except GFS Didot. Unless I specify the
>> file for tf, any GFS Didot font isn’t loaded. I’m experiencing this with
>> the latest betas.
>> The error I get from ConTeXt is:
>> selectfont      > The requested font 'GFS Didot' has no files for the
>> 'tf' alternative, Latin Modern is used instead.
>> "mtxrunjit --script --fonts --list --all" shows in the relevant lines:
>> gfsartemisiabold  gfsartemisia   gfsartemisiabold   GFSArtemisiaBold.otf
>> gfsartemisiabolditalic   gfsdidot  gfsartemisiabolditalic
>> GFSArtemisiaBoldIt.otf
>> gfsartemisiaitalic  gfsartemisia   gfsartemisiaitalic    GFSArtemisiaIt.otf
>> gfsartemisianormal  gfsartemisia   gfsartemisiaregular   GFSArtemisia.otf
>> gfsartemisiaregular    gfsartemisia   gfsartemisiaregular   GFSArtemisia.otf
>> gfsbodonibold   gfsbodoni gfsbodonibold    GFSBodoniBold.otf
>> gfsbodonibolditalic    gfsbodoni gfsbodonibolditalic   GFSBodoniBoldIt.otf
>> gfsbodoniitalic   gfsbodoni gfsbodoniitalic  GFSBodoniIt.otf
>> gfsbodoninormal   gfsbodoni gfsbodoniregular   GFSBodoni.otf
>> gfsbodoniregular  gfsbodoni gfsbodoniregular   GFSBodoni.otf
>> gfsdidotbold    gfsdidot  gfsdidotbold   GFSDidotBold.otf
>> gfsdidotbolditalic  gfsdidot  gfsdidotbolditalic    GFSDidotBoldItalic.otf
>> gfsdidotitalic    gfsdidot  gfsdidotitalic   GFSDidotItalic.otf
>> gfsdidotnormal    gfsdidot  gfsdidotregular  GFSDidot-Regular.otf
>> gfsdidotregular   gfsdidot  gfsdidotregular  GFSDidot-Regular.otf
>> gfsneohellenicbold  gfsneohellenic   gfsneohellenicbold
>> GFSNeohellenicBold.otf
>> gfsneohellenicbolditalic   gfsneohellenic   gfsneohellenicbolditalic
>> GFSNeohellenic-BoldItalic.otf
>> gfsneohellenicitalic   gfsneohellenic   gfsneohellenicitalic
>> GFSNeohellenicIt.otf
>> gfsneohellenicnormal   gfsneohellenic   gfsneohellenicregular
>> GFSNeohellenic.otf
>> gfsneohellenicregular    gfsneohellenic   gfsneohellenicregular
>> GFSNeohellenic.otf
>> Why is the specification of the file for the tf style with GFS Didot needed?
>> Many thanks for your help,
>> Pablo

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