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Re: TrueType font policy / best practices?

On Tuesday 06 April 2004 4:16 am, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> The fonts should be put in /usr/share/fonts, and registered through
> defoma. BTW, if they are registered through defoma, their location
> doesn't matter for defoma and fontconfig, but FHS mandates a
> location.


> You should start by reading fontconfig's README.Debian, which tries
> to summarise this.

Thanks for this pointer; I'll go take a peek. =)

> defoma is a font registry. If you register your fonts through defoma,
> they are made available to both fontconfig and x-ttcidfont-conf (and
> other font-using stuff). The purpose of the latter is to provide a
> fontpath for legacy X applications that don't use fontconfig.

BTW, I noticed that x-ttcidfont-conf has been orphaned for some time:


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