[PATCH libXfont] Add a new 'catalogue' FPE, which takes font paths from symlinks in a dir.
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Jun 19 09:45:00 PDT 2007
Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> This patch adds a new FPE type, which will match font path elements of the
> The dir specified after the catalogue: prefix will be scanned for symlinks
> and each symlink destination will be added as a local fontfile FPE.
> The symlink can be suffixed by attributes, such as 'unscaled', which
> will be passed through to the underlying fontfile FPE. Except the new
> attribute 'pri' which will be used for ordering the fontfile FPEs.
> An example configuration:
> 75dpi:unscaled:pri=20 -> /usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi
> ghostscript:pri=60 -> /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript
> misc:unscaled:pri=10 -> /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc
> type1:pri=40 -> /usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1
> type1:pri=50 -> /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1
> will add /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc as the first FPE with the attribute
> 'unscaled', second FPE will be /usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi, also with
> the attribute unscaled etc. This is functionally equivalent to setting
> the following font path:
> The motivation is to let font packages add a symlink to the new font
> directory they provide instead of rewriting either the Xorg config file
> or the xfs config file.
I remember reading a discussion about adding .d support to the
confconfig a while back on Mandriva mailing list.
I guess this would do much the same thing but just uses symlinks to the
folder rather than a stub file.
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