Re: Debian Font Guide for Newbies and the Confused
->>In response to your message<<-
--received from Rob Weir--
> Yes, defoma aka "Debian Font Manager". When you install a new font, it
> handles setting up symlinks and such so that you can just point X at
> /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType, and leave it alone.
> Without defoma, you'd have to point X at wherever fonts installed
> themselves, and update the various fonts.* files that live next to the
> The only really neccessary step seems to be adding that one line to
> XF86Config-4. fontconfig seems to come setup correctly out of the box,
> X will put Type1 done the bottom all by itself, and the unscaled thing
> doesn't seem to have any effect anymore.
So, for the sake of clarification as some conflicting statements have
been made, as long as the FontPath to
/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType is given in
XF86Config-4, the order of the FontPaths doesn't matter, ie. even if
the path to Type1 fonts is given first, X will put it last it?
Also, Rob's guide assumes that fontconfig is installed. As I use only
the stable distribution at the moment, defoma is installed but not
fontconfig. The debconf message for defoma told me to put
/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType as a FontPath in
XF86Config-4 but my /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfon t-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/
directory contains nothing but the file, fonts.dir, at the moment.
This doesn't seem correct. Is this bunk until fontconfig is installed?
Paul Yeatman (858) 534-9896 firstname.lastname@example.org
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