[tex-live] Problem with DejaVu in XeTeX
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Nov 13 14:09:48 CET 2007
On 13 Nov 2007, at 12:43 pm, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have to typeset a XeLaTeX document which requires DejaVu Serif
> Condensed Italic. I have dovnloaded and installed DejaVu fonts version
> 2.21. XeTeX does not complain but xdvipdfmx (run with -vv) reports:
>> ][4<DejaVuSerifCondensed-Italic(DejaVu Serif:Condensed Italic)@8.97pt
> ** ERROR ** Cannot proceed without the "native" font:
> DejaVuSerifCondensed-Italic (DejaVu Serif Condensed Italic)...
> The fonts are in /usr/share/fonts/dejavu-ttf-2.21, permitions of all
> *.ttf files are 0644 and otfinfo reports:
> [zw at centos dejavu-ttf-2.21]$ otfinfo -a DejaVuCondensedSerifItalic.ttf
> DejaVu Serif Condensed
> [zw at centos dejavu-ttf-2.21]$ otfinfo -p DejaVuCondensedSerifItalic.ttf
> I selected DejaVu Condensed Serif in OpenOffice.org 1.1.5 and tried to
> type something in italics. It works fine. My OS and xdvipdfmx are:
> Linux centos 2.6.17 #3 SMP Mon Sep 24 19:59:57 CEST 2007 x86_64 x86_64
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
> This is xdvipdfmx-0.4 by Jonathan Kew and Jin-Hwan Cho,
> an extended version of DVIPDFMx, which in turn was
> an extended version of dvipdfm-0.13.2c developed by Mark A. Wicks.
> Non-condensed fonts from the DejaVu family work fine. Could you guess
> whether it is a problem of the font or of xdvipdfmx?
What version of fontconfig is installed on this system? One easy way
to find out is to run
and check the library version that is reported.
Some problems of this nature seem to be fixed by updating to a newer
fontconfig (2.4.x recommended), if that's a possibility for you.
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