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Jun
25
comment XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time
Loading the font by filename does work. I do not need to set the path, presumably because the fonts directory is one of the places a font is looked for automatically.
Jun
25
accepted XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time
Jun
23
comment XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time
I can use all of the facilities of fontspec. The issue is not the availability of features, but rather how slow the compile times are. I didn't see your edit to your comment until just now, let me go away and see whether I can get anywhere investigating your theory that it's down to me misleading fontspec as to the nature of the font.
Jun
23
comment XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time
I don't understand your question. I am using fontspec.
Jun
23
comment XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time
Yes, that is what I did. I commented out the usepackage and setmainfont lines and added a \usepackage{alegreya}, and ran xelatex on the file. It runs much much faster.
Jun
23
revised XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time
add log file content
Jun
23
comment XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time
I was not aware that it was available through the TeX distribution, and yes, it does work fast using the dedicated package. But I still need to know why the "fontspec" method is slow, because I want to use more than one font in my document.
Jun
23
asked XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time
Jun
17
accepted How can I use or represent special characters like \ and { inside \csname…\endcsname?
Jun
15
comment How can I use or represent special characters like \ and { inside \csname…\endcsname?
I don't know what it says.
Jun
14
comment How can I use or represent special characters like \ and { inside \csname…\endcsname?
There are three interesting and thought-provoking answers here. I'm going to have to examine and think about each one tomorrow in order to work out which one gives me what I need (maybe more than one of them does).
Jun
14
asked How can I use or represent special characters like \ and { inside \csname…\endcsname?
Jun
3
accepted How can I \typeout a percent sign?
Jun
2
asked How can I \typeout a percent sign?
May
31
accepted How can I use XString to count characters in a string with the “wrong” catcode?
May
30
answered How can I use XString to count characters in a string with the “wrong” catcode?
May
30
asked How can I use XString to count characters in a string with the “wrong” catcode?
Apr
28
answered Detecting \global, \long, \outer, \protected
Apr
5
comment Symbol for a laboratory flask
Thanks for the suggestion. It is a shame that this package seems not to be in the comprehensive symbols list, although maybe that's because of the XeLaTeX restriction.
Apr
5
comment Symbol for a laboratory flask
That's interesting but seems to be a lot more complicated and flexible than I require.