[Fontconfig] Can't enable any bitmap fonts except Fixed, Unifont and WQY

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Wed Sep 26 04:19:08 UTC 2018

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 7:27 PM Weiwu Zhang <a at colourful.land> wrote:
> In the past decade, enabling bitmap is as easy as linking
> 70-force-bitmaps.conf in /etc/fonts/conf.d while removing any
> references to 70-no-bitmaps.conf

I don't know what 70-force-bitmaps.conf does though, you could check
some steps to see why it doesn't appear on your box.
First, you can see with fc-cache -v if the targeted directory is
scanned by fontconfig and fonts are cached properly. if not at this
stage, you may need to update your conf to get it cached. otherwise
some config might be wrong. it works for me at least:

$ fc-match -f '%{family}: %{file}\n' helvetica
Helvetica: /usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/helvR08.pcf.gz


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