[Fontconfig] ~/.fonts deprecation

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 17 16:45:17 PDT 2014

/etc/fonts/fonts.conf (e.g. in openSUSE Factory) suggests ~/.fonts is 
deprecated with:

	<!-- Font directory list -->
	"<!-- the following element will be removed in the future -->

Is there already a replacement for those wanting per user fonts installed and 
available regardless of the DE logged in under? If not, will there be before 
removal occurs? I don't see anything about it on 
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/fontconfig/ToDo/ or 
http://www.freedesktop.org/software/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html has no 
occurrences of ~/.fonts except as a substring.

thread discusses relocation of ~/.fonts.conf and ~/.fonts.conf.d/ to 
~/.config/fontconfig, but not ~/.fonts, and Googling for ~/.fonts to try and 
find an answer produces an overwhelming number of hits exclusively about the 
two longer strings.

Having personal font files in ~/.fonts is easy. Why should support for it be 
removed? Will the rule that includes it simply be moved elsewhere?
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