failing to add fonts to the fonts path.

russ at russ at
Sun Sep 15 11:27:42 PDT 2013

On Sun, 15 Sep 2013, atar wrote:

> Hi there!!
> When I trying to add fonts files to the fonts path using the 'xset fp+ 
> my-font-directory' command, although I have ran the command mkfontdir before 
> that, I get the following error message:
> xset:  bad font path element (#7), possible causes are:
>   Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
>   Directory missing fonts.dir
>   Incorrect font server address or syntax
> note that the permissions for this directory and all its descendants are 
> u=rwx.
> What's the problem?

Did you put "my-font-directory" in "/usr/share/fonts" ?


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