[Fontconfig] Re: About removing a single font from a Gnu/Linux system

Donn Ingle donn.ingle at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 06:36:14 PDT 2007

In answer to myself, after a few hours of testing today:

1. The only way to remove a font from fc is to MOVE the actual fonts file(s)
to another (neutral) directory someplace.
2. It DOES NOT matter whether that font file(s) is references in any
fonts.cache-1 file, if it is physically gone it is ignored by fc.

If there are links to the font that are living in some other folder, there
is some confusion about the situation. If the original font is moved, then
all links to it are broken and so the font *should* still be 'gone', but it
*may* still show-up in choosers and fc-list. (Still testing this.)


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