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Re: Bug#669003: fontconfig: TEXMF fonts status and activation


I just realized that my question originally was different:

On Mo, 16 Apr 2012, Norbert Preining wrote:
> and texmf trees. I see the fontconfig has an interest (trigger)
> in /usr/share/texmf/fonts, but AFAIS an installation into this directory
> does not change anything, which is not surprising since in all of
> /etc/fonts/ and below nothing about texmf is mentioned (besides two
> dirs in avail.d/30-defoma for tex-gyre and lmodern).

That means, if I drop files into /u/s/texmf/fonts, the fc-cache is
recreated, but that does *NOT* include fonts in /u/s/texmf/fonts, since
they are not mentioned in any fontconfig configuration file.

That was one item I wanted to clarify.

On Do, 26 Jul 2012, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Mi, 25 Jul 2012, Keith Packard wrote:
> > > - is the current behaviour on purpose, and if yes, why is there
> > >   a triggered interest in /usr/share/texmf/fonts?
> > 
> > This happened when the triggers mechanism was added; it used to be that
> > fontconfig would rebuild the caches when any fonts were installed.
> > 
> > The choice of directories probably reflected an assumption at the time
> > that TeX would eventually use fontconfig to locate fonts.

But since fontconfig config files does not mention these dirs, even *IF*
any engine uses fontconfig, it will not find the fonts, at least 
as far as I understand.

Plus the rest from the other email

Sorry for double posting


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