[Fontconfig] cutting down the size of fonts

Peter Gasper pgasper at designadvantage.com
Tue Jun 24 03:10:36 EST 2003

Thanks. In a way I meant both. But I really had no clue what to do so I
was just looking for anything to get me started. 

Sorry if this wasn't the appropriate list to ask this question but I was
unable to find what I needed elsewhere.

Again, thanks.

Pete Gasper

On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 10:15, Ciprian Popovici wrote:
> On 23 Jun 2003 11:50:27 -0400 Owen Taylor <otaylor at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 10:43, Peter Gasper wrote:
> > > Well, I have these large font directories and I have no idea where
> > > to start cleaning out unneeded fonts. I could just start deleting
> > > files, but I don't imagine thats the best way to go about it. 
> > > 
> > > So what is the proper way to remove fonts (their files) from a
> > > system which has fontconfig and freetype?
> > 
> > You delete them. And then, when you are done, if you want to make
> > finding fonts a bit more efficient, you, as root, run 'fc-cache'
> > so that the indices are updated.
> I think he means "how do I know which ones to delete"?
> If the fonts were installed via a package manager for your distro you
> can try removing all font packages except those for your locale, for the
> "Western" locale (ISO8859-1) and maybe Unicode.
> If you manage your font dirs by hand, you should know that essential to
> X are only the 'fixed' and the 'cursor' fonts. They are usually found
> under /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc. However, everything will look ugly
> with just those two around. I myself have just the basic "Windows" TTF
> fonts, plus fixed+cursor, plus the Artwiz fonts. They make for about 6
> MB and that's all.
> But I think we're getting offtopic. Peter, if you'd like more help
> please contact me privately, this is not really an issue to be discussed
> on this list.
Peter Gasper <pgasper at designadvantage.com>

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