[Fontconfig] /etc/fonts/local.conf does not respect lcdfilter option

Raimund Steger rs at mytum.de
Sat Nov 12 08:43:11 UTC 2016

On Tue, 8 Nov 2016 21:55:26 +0100
MontyHimself <montyhimself at mailbox.org> wrote:

> I have set several options in the /etc/fonts/local.conf configuration 
> file and all of them except the lcdfilter option are respected. I 
> checked this via xrdb -query and the lcdfilter option doesn't show up 

fontconfig neither reads nor writes X11 resources.
It just provides match results to applications/toolkits, that then decide whether to augment them with other stuff, like from XRDB.
To check whether a given entry in a fontconfig configuration file has had an effect, debug the match with 'FC_DEBUG=1 fc-match -v'.
Things like lcdfilter are sometimes better off in XRDB as they're display specific. Except when you want to have different defaults for different fonts.


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