Xorg Fonts page - Make symlinks note

linux fan linuxscratch at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 12:52:19 PDT 2010

On 10/17/10, DJ Lucas <dj at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> On 10/17/2010 11:19 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Ken Moffat wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 09:45:17AM -0500, DJ Lucas wrote:
>>>> I'll be rewriting the x-setup and configuration sections over the next
>>>> week, do you (or anybody else for that matter) have any additional
>>>> suggestions as to layout ect?  Specific examples like the above are very
>>>> helpful.
>>>  I wonder why we still install the old fonts ?  I know that xcalc
>>> can't show the square root symbol on its keypad without them, but
>>> that's really a legacy app.  Maybe there are other legacy apps with
>>> obscure glyph requirements that I'm not aware of.
> Actually, following the above, the legacy fonts is one of the items I am
> intending to leave alone until Xorg-7.6, but they will likely go at that
> point unless somebody has a major objection.

When truetype fonts are not installed in a location that fontconfig
can find them so as to prefer them, it will supply something out of
{75,100}dpi or somewhere, and once, it couldn't find anything and
crashed firefox. If there weren't any fonts al all, I wonder if the
xserver would crash.

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