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Re: Debian Font Guide for Newbies and the Confused

On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 07:59:16AM +0800, csj said
> On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 03:27:14 +1000, Rob Weir wrote:
> > 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?

No, it will be handled by a different system.  See bug #202096.

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

Which symlinks?  In /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType?  X
or your fontserver looks in there, no user X program needs ever touch
them, they get all their font data from the X server.

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