Truetype directory

Larry Lawrence larry at
Thu Jan 9 16:19:41 PST 2003

On Thu, 09 Jan 2003 05:00:43 +0000, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:

> I think this is somewhat of a "suggestion" on their part, actually. 
> Even in 4.2.0 it was like this, and queerly enough, the TTF/ directory
> appears to be hard-coded as one that is *always* searched, no matter
> what.  Note that even without it in any of your configuration paths you
> _still_ get the new B&H Luxi fonts in your list of available fonts.
Good to know that I'm not completely crazy on this, and I think the
package developers do a pretty good job of suggesting solutions, but it's
strange that some suggestions never get discussed in the forums.

> I never found any satisfactory documentation on this either and can only
> assume they went the way they did with the current configuration because
> of the distressing tendency of some TrueType fonts to break the holy
> wonderfarb (very technical term there, look out ) out of everything and
> render everything pretty much unreadable/unrenderable.  Heck, for awhile
> there just having MS's webdings.ttf installed in the font path was a
> great way to have the incredible bouncing GDM punt you back to runlevel
> 3.

Thanks for the info.

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