r5440 - trunk/BOOK/x/installing

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Dec 26 05:46:41 PST 2005

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote these words on 12/26/05 07:32 CST:

> Fonts for GTK2 and Qt (i.e., fonts accessible via Xft) are configured in 
> fontconfig. Fonts for the core X protocol (i.e. for GTK1, Tk, Xaw and 
> Motif) are still configured in xorg.conf. These obsolete toolkits know 
> nothing about fontconfig.

I thought that as well. But you have to pick your battles. :-)

I know Andy wants to get rid of all GTK1 applications and I figured
this was just the first step.

I figured "oh well" and just knew I would keep the font definitions
in xorg.conf until the time where *I* needed them no longer. However,
I was only thinking about me, and not about the book. I wonder if
some of the BLFS applications that rely on GTK1 will still display


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