[Fontconfig] distribute font with application

Simon Hausmann simon.hausmann at trolltech.com
Mon Jul 30 15:11:08 PDT 2007

On Monday 30 July 2007 20:50:08 Peter Shinners wrote:
> How can an application add extra "font" directories at startup? Is there
> an environment variable that allows adding directories to the fontconfig
> search path?
> We have a few .ttf files we would like to distribute internally with an
> application. This is using Qt4 built with fontconfig support. Adding the
> fonts to all user's or all system's font directories is not a good option.
> These are systems running CentOS4, fontconfig version 2.2.3.

If you want to use the fonts only in your application and you are using Qt 4 
then you could just bundle them as Qt resources and make them available to 
your application using QFontDatabase::addApplicationFont.

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