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Re: How to depend on Japanese fonts?

I'm afraid I have to educate you: the world has been changing
out from under your feet.

Any current GTK+, Qt or Mozilla will typically use client side
fonts, which make font servers moot; fonts must be installed in
the file system visible to the application, not on a server someplace. 
This is the Xft2/fontconfig stuff deploying.

This is a fundamental change in X architecture, which has been
underway for over 18 months.
                           - Jim

On Sun, 2003-12-14 at 11:34, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 02:14:05PM +1100, Ben Burton wrote:
> > Is there a simple or recommended way of making a package depend on
> > [Japanese] fonts?
> It is categorically impossible and should not be done. At most you can
> use Suggests or Recommends; do not use Depends for fonts for X
> applications.
> X does *not* require that fonts be installed on the same host as the
> client application, nor can it use them if they are. Fonts must rather
> be installed on the host where the font server runs, which is probably
> the one where the X server runs.
Jim Gettys <Jim.Gettys@hp.com>
HP Labs, Cambridge Research Laboratory

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