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
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.