[blfs-dev] DejaVu Fonts Instructions
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 08:16:39 PST 2013
Ken Moffat wrote:
> So, I _guess_ that .conf files are sometimes important. For DejaVu
> with recent fontconfig, that doesn't seem to be the case.
I took a look at some of the .conf files. The contents tell us what
they do. For example:
<test compare="less" name="pixelsize">
So it just turns off hinting when the font size is less than 7.5 pixels.
<family>DejaVu Sans Mono</family>
Can be thought of as a symbolic link to another font family name.
To be complete, the .conf files need to be installed, but I think they
will be rarely missed if not installed. Actually, the aliases might be
confusing. Given a list of names, which do you choose? If you don't
know that one name is an alias for several others, you may waste time
looking at them when deciding what to use.
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