Replace KcmFontinst with kio_fonts

Neil Stevens neil at
Tue Mar 11 19:31:09 GMT 2003

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On Tuesday March 11, 2003 11:24, David Faure wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 March 2003 20:01, David Faure wrote:
> > Once again, this would be "in addition to", not "as a replacement to",
> > the kcm.
> Hmm, this isn't what the subject of the thread says...
> But if you (Craig) really suggest to remove all of kfontinst, how will
> the current features of kfontinst remain? (the settings etc.)
> Personally I'd like a kcontrol module to remain, so that it can also do
> things like "importing all fonts from Windows", like e.g. the mandrake
> control center can do (which means: having some search paths to find out
> those fonts without the user having to do it, and then importing all of
> them at once). Only the "adding one font", "deleting one font" etc.
> stuff would be done with a fonts:/ konqueror window.

That'd be much better.  Have available the nifty backend, but also allow 
for an optimized interface.

> PS: I'm no experienced user of kfontinst at all. I just started it and
> was very surprised not to see it list all the fonts that are currently
> available on the system.
> It lists no font at all, only 3 empty folders "override", "TrueType",
> "Type1". I hope kio_fonts will always list all the available fonts :)
> (parsing XftConfig to get the paths, if necessary?)

Yes, that'd be nice, too.

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