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

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> writes:

> Keith,
> 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.

Correct. Are there any fonts that we would want fontconfig-using
applications to use?

> 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.

Yup. Easy to check, just use 'fc-list' to see which font files are
available for fontconfig applications.


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