Karsten M. Self wrote:
See subject. There's an AbiWord bug which apparently requires adding the AbiWord font directory to the XF86Config-4 file. Wondering if there's any way to extend/expand the font path without having to exit and restart X. I'll muddle with xset a bit.
You can change the font path of a running X server with xset. See man xset there are several options for controlling font path