r5718 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome x/installing
bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue Mar 14 10:52:06 PST 2006
Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 3/14/06, Bruce Dubbs <bdubbs at swbell.net> wrote:
>> Andrew Benton wrote:
>>> 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.
> The only issue I see here is that I don't know how X would handle
> this. I don't know when it uses Fontconfig, and when it doesn't, but
> X wouldn't know to look in /usr/share/fonts/TTF to find fonts.scale
> and fonts.dir. Only Fontconfig would. Instead, they could be
> ln -svn ../bitmap-fonts/TTF /usr/share/fonts/TTF
> ln -svn ../bitmap-fonts/OTF /usr/share/fonts/OTF
> Maybe this is overkill.
The fonts for legacy apps are specified in xorg.conf:
# FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"
Alternatively, they can be set up with the xfs fontserver.
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