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Re: adding fonts == exercise in frustration
On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:14:44 -0500
"Larson, Timothy E." <TELarson%west.com@localhost> wrote:
> > Which fonts are you adding? This is what I did:
> Some I purchased and some I made myself.
> > 1) Installed some TTF fonts from pkgsrc. They were installed
> > under /opt/pkg/lib/X11/fonts
> > 2) Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to contain:
> > Section "Files"
> > ...
> > FontPath "/opt/pkg/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
> > EndSection
> > 3) Edit /etc/fonts/fonts.conf and add the following:
> > <dir>/opt/pkg/lib/X11/fonts</dir>
> Comments in that file indicate you should not edit it as it can be
> overwritten. Local customizations are evidently loaded from the
> files in /etc/fonts/conf.d dir. The 51-local.conf file there seems
> to load in a local.conf file, which is the same name other tutorials
> mentioned. (I don't mind the indirection as long as it works.) I
> created this, with my path, as you describe.
> > 4) Run the following commands:
> > # mkfontscale /opt/pkg/lib/X11/fonts/TTF
> > # mkfontdir /opt/pkg/lib/X11/fonts/TTF
> > # fc-cache -v
> I created the fonts.dir and fonts.scale, and they contain the
> descriptor of my fonts. When I run fc-cache, it mentions the dirs
> it's updating, but I don't see my new one listed. Neither does
> fc-list show the fonts.
> > Next time you use X11 application to select fonts, those fonts
> > should be available in the list.
Did you run fc-cache as root, or as a normal user that is using the
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