[Fontconfig] ~/.fonts deprecation

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Thu Jul 17 20:32:41 PDT 2014

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM, Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Is there already a replacement for those wanting per user fonts installed
> and available regardless of the DE logged in under?

Use $XDG_DATA_HOME/fonts instead where is ~/.local/share/fonts in most cases.

> 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?

Because of the maintenance cost on the code and to avoid the confusion
against having same config/fonts on both places.
The migration should be automatically done as long as you don't have
something at the new places.


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