[Fontconfig] Disabling font X for language Y

Peter Linnell scribusdocs at atlantictechsolutions.com
Fri Apr 23 07:48:26 EST 2004

On Thursday 22 April 2004 05:05 pm, Keith Packard wrote:
> Around 13 o'clock on Apr 22, Stefan Baums wrote:
> > Sorry, that doesn't have any effect here.  I attach my .fonts.conf
> > file.  Putting your lines into /etc/fonts/local.conf didn't change
> > anything either.
> That's disturbing.  Perhaps Qt is doing something weird.

It probably is. Qt 3, can synthesize a missing font on the fly.  
> One way to test would be to install fontconfig 2.2.93 and use the (new)
> 'fc-match' application to see how the configuration is affecting the list
> of fonts provided back to the application.
> 	$ fc-match --sort 'sans\-serif'
> will show precisely the order in which fontconfig suggest that fonts be
> used by the application to satisfy various character requests.
> > What is the current preferred email address for the fontconfig
> > list?
> fontconfig.org is hosted on the same machine as freedesktop.org, so
> you can use either address and it will end up in precisely the same place.
> -keith

You can adjust Qt font settings in qtconfig, which may or may not be installed 
with  with Debian's packaging. 

We have fought the same issues with Scribus, but it is now rare if fc-cache is 
re-run when adding/subtracting fonts.

Hope that helps,

More information about the Fontconfig mailing list