r5718 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome x/installing

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue Mar 14 08:43:56 PST 2006


Andrew Benton wrote:
> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>> Thanks for the information. It may be a good idea to add a subset of X
>> fonts (namely, TTF and OTF ones), something like:
>>
>> --with-add-fonts="/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/OTF,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF"
> 
> 
> That assumes that X is installed in /usr/X11R6, but xorg-7 could be
> installed to any prefix. Fontconfig has to be configured and installed
> before X. The only way to make this work is to install fonts in some
> standard location for every version of X windows. If we can't use
> /usr/share/fonts as our standard location for fonts, how about something
> like /usr/share/blfs-fonts? We could configure each version of X to
> install its fonts in /usr/share/blfs-fonts and configure Fontconfig with
> 
> --with-add-fonts=/usr/share/blfs-fonts/OTF,/usr/share/blfs-fonts/TTF
> 
> It's a lot more messy than installing the fonts in /usr/share/fonts.

We might want to simplify this to installing X fonts in
/usr/share/bitmap-fonts and then moving non-bitmap font directoies to
/usr/share/fonts.  Then no changes are required for fontconfig and it
has the advantage of being more obvious to the user what is going on.

  -- Bruce




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