[Xquartz-dev] The 2.1.0 package and Apple System Fonts
costabel at wanadoo.fr
Sat Dec 8 01:25:40 PST 2007
Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> Yes, xfontsel shows the X server's available fonts. fontconfig is a
> clientside API for rendering fonts. /etc/fonts isn't part of fontconfig
> as we Apple distributes. Maybe it was made by macports or fink. Look
> in /usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts for configuration and beware of fontconfig
> conflicts when using macports and (I assume) fink (see my previous post
> re: macports apps).
With Tiger's X11, Apple supplied the files /etc/fonts.dtd and
/etc/fonts.conf, and these were used by fc-cache.
These files in /etc/fonts/ don't exist on Leopard, and there don't seem
to exist other config files for configuring fc-cache on Leopard. OTOH,
when I run fc-list or any of these fc-* programs on my Leopard here, I
don't get the error about missing conf files. I get lists with lots of
system fonts, but I cannot explain how they got there, apart from having
Fink's xfontpath and applesystemfonts package installed.
On Tiger, documentation on fontconfig was very poor. The latter hasn't
changed on Leopard. I haven't found any man pages about any of the
fontconfig /usr/X11/bin/fc-* binaries that come with Leopard. There are
some man pages, for example fonts-conf(5), but they don't seem to have
made the leap to Leopard yet:
fonts.conf - Font configuration files
and so on...
In short, this is another big mess in Leopard.
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