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Re: Debian Font Guide for Newbies and the Confused

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 03:27:14 +1000,
Rob Weir wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:47:50AM +0800, csj said


> > Your detailed tips have me wondering if there's really an
> > official(tm) Debian way of managing fonts, something
> > relatively easy like "dpkg-reconfigure".
> 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 fonts.

I have two problems with such a setup:

First is that the official xserver-xfree86 package appears not to
be defoma- or at least x-ttcidfont-conf-aware.  So I have to do a
trick or two with my favorite editor after reconfiguring
xserver-xfree86.  (Actually the editor part is just cat
font_path.txt >> XF86Config-4)  Should this be filed as a
wishlist bug?

Second is that I have a program that for some reason doesn't
recognize symlinks.

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