I have the following snipped of code

\usemodule  [simplefonts][size=12pt]
\setmainfont[DejaVu Sans]


Test text

Тестовый текст


And this works great. ConTeXt compiles it and the font is correct. But if I change font to

\usemodule  [simplefonts][size=12pt]
\setmainfont[Liberation Sans]


Test text

Тестовый текст


then result will be of wrong font and russian text is not rendered.

The font names are taken from output of fc-list program (Linux). ConTeXt installed from texlive, version is

mtx-context     | ConTeXt Process Management 0.60
mtx-context     |
mtx-context     | main context file: /usr/share/texmf-dist/tex/context/base/context.mkiv
mtx-context     | current version: 2013.05.28 00:36
  • I use ConteXt in Windows and i dont have problem like that, it's ok. – Hirwanto Dec 27 '13 at 12:01
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    Check your corresponding .log file. Also, you probably don't have Liberation Sans installed. – prash Dec 27 '13 at 12:27

ConTeXt MkIV does not rely on system font mechanism to get the font name. So the information returned by fc-cache is useless. Instead use the mtx-fonts script to find the name of the font.

  1. Run

    mtxrun --script fonts --list --pattern=liberation --all

    which gives

    liberationmono                   liberationmono                   LiberationMono-Regular.ttf
    liberationmonobold               liberationmonobold               LiberationMono-Bold.ttf
    liberationmonobolditalic         liberationmonobolditalic         LiberationMono-BoldItalic.ttf
    liberationmonoitalic             liberationmonoitalic             LiberationMono-Italic.ttf
    liberationmononormal             liberationmono                   LiberationMono-Regular.ttf
    liberationsans                   liberationsans                   LiberationSans-Regular.ttf
    liberationsansbold               liberationsansbold               LiberationSans-Bold.ttf
    liberationsansbolditalic         liberationsansbolditalic         LiberationSans-BoldItalic.ttf
    liberationsansitalic             liberationsansitalic             LiberationSans-Italic.ttf
    liberationsansnarrow             liberationsansnarrow             LiberationSansNarrow-Regular.ttf
    liberationsansnarrowbold         liberationsansnarrowbold         LiberationSansNarrow-Bold.ttf
    liberationsansnarrowbolditalic   liberationsansnarrowbolditalic   LiberationSansNarrow-BoldItalic.ttf
    liberationsansnarrowitalic       liberationsansnarrowitalic       LiberationSansNarrow-Italic.ttf
    liberationsansnarrownormal       liberationsansnarrowitalic       LiberationSansNarrow-Italic.ttf
    liberationsansnormal             liberationsans                   LiberationSans-Regular.ttf
    liberationserif                  liberationserif                  LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf
    liberationserifbold              liberationserifbold              LiberationSerif-Bold.ttf
    liberationserifbolditalic        liberationserifbolditalic        LiberationSerif-BoldItalic.ttf
    liberationserifitalic            liberationserifitalic            LiberationSerif-Italic.ttf
    liberationserifnormal            liberationserifitalic            LiberationSerif-Italic.ttf
  2. If the above does not list the fonts, regenerate the font database.

     mtxrun --script font --reload --force
  3. If the fonts are still not listed, check the value of OSFONTDIR using

    mtxrun --expand-var OSFONTDIR

    You can force the search path using

     OSFONTDIR=/path/to/font mtxrun --script font --reload --force
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  • I am not getting similar list for liberation but I am getting same list for --pattern=dejavu. Liberation fonts are installed and there is TTF files in /usr/share/fonts/liberation-fonts just like DejaVu has in /usr/share/fonts/dejavu – s9gf4ult Dec 28 '13 at 5:17
  • Perhaps the fonts were installed after ConTeXt. Run mtxrun --script fonts --reload --force and try again. – Aditya Dec 28 '13 at 5:19
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    @s9gf4ult Also try forcing the search path: OSFONTDIR=/path/to/font mtxrun --script fonts --reload – Philipp Gesang Dec 28 '13 at 10:55
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    @s9gf4ult Could be just a typo: The font is spelled “liberation”, without the extra “t”. Btw you can use wildcards, e.g. --pattern=liber* will show Liberation and Libertine, if installed. – Philipp Gesang Dec 29 '13 at 10:22
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    It was a typo. mtxrun --script fonts --list --pattern='liberat*' --all shows all I need. – s9gf4ult Dec 29 '13 at 11:02

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