Replace KcmFontinst with kio_fonts

Neil Stevens neil at
Tue Mar 11 20:53:23 GMT 2003

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On Tuesday March 11, 2003 12:43, Craig Drummond wrote:
> > > kio fonts is *very* like KcmFontinst - it uses mostly the *same*
> > > code, only less of it.
> >
> > So this ssystem requires some version of Xft?  If so, it doesn't seem
> > appropriate for use with a *generic* name like "fonts."
> Nope. It'll default to writing XftConfig files - so yes if the system
> doesn't have Xft then it's creating this needlessly. *But* this is how
> the current KControl module works - so this is *not* a defficiency of
> kio_fonts. If there is a way to check for the abscence of any Xft (1 or
> 2) mechanism then yes both Kcmfontinst and kio_fonts (and the current
> "fonts" KControl module, btw) should disable the writing of an
> Xftconfig/fonts.conf file.
> Yet again an argumentative - and ill informed - response.

So is this system capable of installing fonts on a non-Xft system or not?
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