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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Status of package modernization and defoma drop work

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Arne Goetje <arne@ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Well, we got bug reports in Ubuntu, that the font now don't work anymore in
> legacy X application, such as fontforge. They just can't find the font for
> the UI anymore. How to deal with those?

As a workaround for now they can do this:

ln -s /path/to/font.ttf /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/

Short term (squeeze), get the X Strike Force to apply the patch in
#539338, the defoma path removed from the default Xorg FontPath and
x-ttcidfont-conf removed from Debian.

Long term, upstream xorg should be fixed to use fontconfig to find fonts.

Fedora uses this as the default Xorg font path:

I need to investigate this more but according to xorg.conf(5) this
means that /etc/X11/fontpath.d can contain a bunch of symlinks to
directories where fonts can be found. I'm not sure how Fedora creates
these links. The Debian xorg-server does not use this though.

Gentoo uses this as its default Xorg font path: /usr/share/fonts

I need to investigate more but I am thinking they either have a patch
to make the font path recursive or install all fonts into the same



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