Xorg Fonts page - Make symlinks note

linux fan linuxscratch at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 21:29:30 PDT 2010

Recent xorg (7.5-2 included) defaults to font locations in a subdir of
share/fonts which is already in the fontconfig searchpath IF
$XORG_PREFIX = /usr.

When $XORG_PREFIX = /usr, in order to *prevent* fontconfig from
preferring lesser quality fonts to truetype ones, it is most easily
handled by making a symlink to
/etc/fonts/conf.avail/70-no-bitmaps.conf in either
$HOME/.fonts.conf.d/ or in /etc/fonts/conf.d/, but this should only be
done if truetype fonts are actually installed. (e.g., dejavu or

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