# Re: [NTG-context] xits font in ~/.fonts

I also had problems at first with the XITS fonts, especially with the built-in typescripts.
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First, make sure that you have put the fonts somewhere ConTeXt can find them, and run
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You can check that they have installed properly by running

mtxrun --script font --list --all --pattern=xits*

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and you should see a list of the fonts. Then, copy the typescript from the XITS font zip file which you can get from Khaled's website. Put this in the root directory of your .tex file (or in a suitable place in the ConTeXt tree) and load it in your preamble with
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\usetypescriptfile[type-xits]

I then loaded the font with

\usetypescript[xits]
\setupbodyfont[xits]

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You might get conflict with the internal typescipt (although I didn't, if I remember correctly); if so, rename [xits] in the typescript to [my-xits], then do
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\usetypescript[my-xits]
\setupbodyfont[my-xits]

On 17/08/2010 18:04, Hans Hagen wrote:
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```On 17-8-2010 6:01, Khaled Hosny wrote:
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```On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 05:26:19PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
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```On 17-8-2010 4:53, Khaled Hosny wrote:
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```On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 03:08:23PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
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```On 17-8-2010 3:00, Khaled Hosny wrote:

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```The typescript uses file names, however ConTeXt can not load system
fonts by filename. Hans, I think it would be nice to be able to load
fonts by either font name or file name regardless of where they
reside
(I'm not sure how easy is that, though, with luaotfload and kpse
setting
OSFONTDIR is all what I need, since kpathsea appends it to its font
searching paths).
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\starttext

\definedfont[vera at 50pt] test
\definedfont[file:vera.ttf at 100pt] test

\stoptext

works quite ok on my machine and the log reports:

<c:/windows/fonts/vera.ttf>

so it must be something in the typescripts .. maybe the old names?
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This works for me, but not with .otf fonts.
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\starttext

\definedfont[file:STIXGeneral at 100pt] test

\stoptext

<c:/windows/fonts/STIXGeneral.otf>
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I'm getting unpredictable results here, some fonts are found and some
are not, but I can't identify a pattern, I thought it is related to
symbolic links but could not prove it (replacing symlinks by a copy, and
updating the databases but still the font is not found by file name).
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files in OSFONTDIR normally are located runtime (no database) .. depends
a bit on the configuration

Hans

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