# LuaTeX error “table index is nil” loading Cinzel OTF font with fontspec [closed]

In a LuaLaTeX document I am creating with MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit (LuaTeX version beta-0.70.2-2012060719) in Windows 7, I get the following error:

! LuaTeX error ...)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/luatex/luaotfload/otfl-font-otf.lua:553: table index is nil.
\scan_stop:
l.10     {Cinzel-Regular}


Here is an MWE:

\documentclass[letterpaper,twoside,10pt,extrafontsizes, onecolumn,openany,final]{memoir}
\usepackage{luatextra} % Package also loads fontspec
\newfontfamily\memfont[Path=./Fonts/,%
Extension=.otf,%
ItalicFont=CinzelDecorative-Regular,%
BoldFont=Cinzel-Bold,%
BoldItalicFont=CinzelDecorative-Bold]%
{Cinzel-Regular}
\begin{document}
\memfont
blah!
\end{document}


If I hit Enter to continue, I get a fontspec error saying that the font can't be found, which is silly. Other fonts load fine from the same location, and Cinzel loads without a hitch when run in XeLaTeX; neither spelling or directory information mistakes are the problem. It seems that there is something about Cinzel that LuaTeX just doesn't like--a missing "table" of some sort that Lua looks for in the font file that XeTeX just ignores, possibly. If anyone wants to poke around in the font itself with FontForge, Cinzel is freely distributed under the SIL Open Font License. Or is LuaTeX just being perverse? Any workaround for this? Or will I have to give up on Cinzel, a truly gorgeous font?

## closed as off-topic by egreg, Mico, jubobs, Benedikt Bauer, WernerOct 22 '13 at 21:05

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• You may be running an antiquated version of LuaTeX, specifically, one that's no longer compatible with the luaotfload helper package. The version of LuaTeX that comes with TeXLive2013 (and MacTeX2013) is 0.76.0, whereas your TeX distribution apparently has version 0.70.2. (Versions of LuaTeX prior to 0.74 were based on Lua 5.1; more recent ones are based on Lua 5.2.) Try to do a full update of all MikTeX packages and see if the error persists. – Mico Oct 22 '13 at 5:31
• no probleme here with TeXLive 2013 and Linux – user2478 Oct 22 '13 at 5:59
• Works fine for me with miktex 2.9, (32-bit). But I have Luatex Version beta-0.76.0-2013062820`. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 22 '13 at 7:32
• This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem due to outdated version of software – egreg Oct 22 '13 at 20:23
• @egreg, yes as it turns out, it is. I didn't know that when I asked it. – Stonefeather Grubbs Oct 23 '13 at 3:22