I recently started using XeLaTeX on Mac OSX, and was not able to get XeLaTeX to recognize the fonts that I had installed. After opening Font Book, bringing up the Preferences dialog, and opting to install the fonts into the system-level directory (
/System/Library/Fonts) instead of the user-level directory (
~/Library/fonts), everything worked well.
However, I prefer not to mix the fonts that I download with the fonts that come with the operating system. In the future, I may also wish to have XeLaTeX use fonts in arbitrary directories on my system (say, some subdirectory within a local Git repository). I am very naively guessing that the reason XeLaTeX is not finding my user-level fonts is that they are not in the OS font cache. However, invoking
fc-cache on my user-level font directory still does not update the output I get from
fc-list with my User fonts.
So, here's my question: how can I get XeLaTeX to use TTF and OTF fonts located in arbitrary directories on my system? Currently, I can only get XeLaTeX to work with System fonts.
Thank you for your insight!