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

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at berkeley.edu
Sat Dec 8 11:15:21 PST 2007

On Dec 8, 2007, at 04:02, Martin Costabel wrote:

> Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> []
>>> In short, this is another big mess in Leopard.
>> I would say a few missing man pages does not constitute a big mess.
> I would say changing a user interface in an incompatible way and  
> reducing functionality(*) without documenting it does. If you look  
> at Merle's message you see that even the new fc-* binaries are not  
> informed about the new location of the config files:

Uhm, yes they are.  The new fc-binaries link to libfontconfig which  
know about the location.  If they didn't know where the files were,  
they wouldn't be able to parse them, and you *would* have major  

>>> [LeopardAlBook:~] merle% fc-match
>>> Fontconfig error: Cannot load config file "/etc/fonts/fonts.conf"

This looks like fc-match is actually NOT leopard's fc-match but  
possibly another from source.

> (*) The Tiger fonts.conf file has the system font directories in its  
> font directory list, the Leopard fonts.conf hasn't.

It does when you install the latest package from  
xquartz.macosforge.org (and then run fc-cache or reboot)

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