[Openfontlibrary] Linux and fonts (was on inkscape dev list)
moyogo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 06:18:07 PDT 2007
On 4/23/07, Donn <donn.ingle at gmail.com> wrote:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-meta/+bug/42926
> > Linux distribution should only install at most 5 or 6 font per script
> > (screen and print), and have all the decorative fonts as optional.
> Okay, I can see the madness sets-in early (in typical Linux-anarchic
> fashion :))
> > You most probably
> > installed many of those fonts.
> Oh yes, I probably did! One has these apt-get "days" sometimes :)
> > Run the command
> > $ fc-list : file family style | grep "Christian Participants"
> > that will give you the path of the font files.
> Mad command, but it works. Thanks.
> > It's probably in the directory /usr/share/fonts/ttf-larabie-uncommon/
> > If you "dpkg-query -S " with that filename as argument, you'll know
> > which package is guilty (although its directory should give a hint) .
> > You'll have to run other commands than dpkg-query on other distributions.
> Also good. Thanks again. I will try remove that one just to see what happens.
> Have you any advice about how Linux "knows" what fonts are "installed"? I
> mean, how do fonts get into choosers? If I can understand that system I would
> feel a little more in control.
Fontconfig handles that for most applications. However you need to
restart an application if there are changes in the font list.
Denis Moyogo Jacquerye
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