[Xquartz-dev] The 2.1.0 package and Apple System Fonts

Merle Reinhart merlereinhart at mac.com
Sun Dec 2 16:32:21 PST 2007

One thing I was noticing when comparing the "xset q" output between  
Tiger and Leopard is on Leopard, at the bottom under 'Font cache:' is  
says 'Server does not have the FontCache Extension'.  It apparently  
does on Tiger as there is an active cache.

As far as fontconfig goes, there is a lot of documentation in /usr/X11/ 

I played around with defining a local ~/.fonts.conf like the docs  
described and pointed at some extra fonts in another directory.  fc- 
cache properly sees it, but the Xserver doesn't.  Perhaps the lack of  
the FontCache Extension is related?


On Dec 2, 2007, at 6:53 PM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:

> On Dec 2, 2007, at 14:17, Harald Hanche-Olsen wrote:
>> Disclaimers: I have no idea how X11 interacts with fontconfig. My  
>> only
>> practical experience with font servers was back in the days of X
>> terminals, and that was not in this century.  (The point being that
>> the X terminal, having no local file system, could only get its fonts
>> from a font server.  The font servers were fragile beasts that would
>> curl up and die if you looked at them crosswise, and we were glad to
>> get rid of them when the last X terminal left the building.)
> Ok, I found a good description for you from http://www.freshports.org/x11-fonts/libXft/ 
>  :
> The current version of Xft provides a client-side font API for X
> applications. It uses Fontconfig to select fonts and the X protocol  
> for
> rendering them. When available, Xft uses the Render extension to  
> accelerate
> text drawing. When Render is not available, Xft uses the core  
> protocol to draw
> client-side glyphs. This provides completely compatible support of  
> client-side
> fonts for all X servers.
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