[Fontconfig] fontconfig daemon

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Mon Aug 29 08:33:28 UTC 2016

>> Well, I'm a noob here, so please consider me being Joe User.  I
>> simply want to install a font (i.e., copying it to a directory
>> managed by fontconfig), and the cache file gets automatically
>> updated.  *How* to achieve that I don't care.
> Currently, you just copy font file there and fontconfig recognizes
> it next time an app starts, or in 30 seconds if an app is running,
> whichever is earlier.  However, most apps don't handle showing new
> fonts without restarting, and need extra code do that.  But
> restarting apps is all you need currently, you DON'T need to call
> fc-cache explicitly.

Good to know, thanks.  Where is this described in the user
documentation?  It's definitely missing in


and `man fc-cache' doesn't give this either.


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