[Fontconfig] Installing configuration examples

Behdad Esfahbod besfahbo at redhat.com
Thu Sep 7 11:38:15 PDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 09:12 -0700, Keith Packard wrote: 
> On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 12:53 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Not filtering on number prefix does not mean people won't use number
> > prefixes.
> > If they don't want to bother selecting the right priority number, forcing
> > them to pick up a random one won't help at all.
> Which is why I wanted to come up with a policy for the numbering.
> Something simple like:
> 10: font directories
> 20: selectfont (white/black listing)
> 30: system rendering defaults
> 50: 50-user.conf
> 60: local default configuration
> 70: font aliases (75-dejavu.conf, 75-vera.conf, etc)
> 99: local fixups (overriding user configuration if necessary)

Sounds good.  But make sure you allow more than two digits there, just
in case.

Before I forget, the current autohint.conf, sub-pixel.conf, etc in
conf.d are completely broken as they override any configuration.  They
should be checking whether those 

Also see this relevant bug in Red Hat bugzilla:


> I think a bit of documentation (in conf.d/README) will make this
> workable.

Yeah yeah.  A README right there does the job.

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