Re: Debian Font Guide for Newbies and the Confused
At Sat, 18 Oct 2003 05:46:15 +1000,
Rob Weir wrote:
> 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.
Real world case: scribus (probably the best GPL'ed or better DTP