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

On Mi, 25 Jul 2012, Keith Packard wrote:
> > 	iTeX
> Heh. He's got so many projects that we've mostly given up begging for
> some of them to get done :-)

Yeah, but this time it is different:

> > Do you expect something similar wiht fc-cache?
> Presumably, but fc-cache only runs as fonts are installed (or fontconfig
> is updated); the database is built incrementally using directory
> timestamps, so unchanged directories are 'free'.

That is good, that means it would be better to have the actual fonts
in the texmf trees (since mktexlsr and mtxrun scans everything again 
and again) and make links from the /u/s/fonts/ dirs into the texmf trees.

> Yup. The trigger was added by Josselin many years ago; it doesn't look
> like it is correct though.

Good that I did understand it right. Anyway, I leave it to you to do
whatever should be done.

> Just making sure their encoding is reasonably sane is all that's really
> necessary; I don't want people ending up with text which is unreadable
> because some TeX font was chosen by accident somewhere...

Since I guess you often has to deal with these matters, do you have
any semi-automated procedure/script to check for that?

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
JAIST, Japan                                 TeX Live & Debian Developer
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