fontconfig +xfs ? or only fontconfig ....
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Sep 7 19:51:04 BST 2004
Marie-Noelle Dauphin wrote:
> thank's for your response James ....
>>Marie-Noelle Dauphin wrote:
>>>Hello , Since several months , I have compiled konstruct.kde with qt in
>>>the same time... . since there is a new version , i compil it with the same
>>>I noticed that sometimes for one version (for example kde3.2 ),
>>>kde use fontconfig AND the fonts of the xfs server ( I see that in kde
>>>control configuration , there 's plenty of fonts which are not not defined in
>>>the /etc/fonts.conf but in the xfs server
>>FontConfig will search directory trees recursively so if you have:
> I m' sure that kde use fontconfig AND xfs ....
No, current versions of Qt and KDE use ONLY FontConfig to locate fonts.
> because If i do a : xset -fp tcp/server:7100 , there is less fonts in kde
> configuration( before : 50 and after: 20 ...) this shows me that it was X
> Fonts of xfs and not fonts of fontconfig ....
It will use the same fonts that XFS serves but it must use FontConfig to serve them.
>>it will find most of them, but if running [as root]:
>> fc-cache -v
>>doesn't list all of your fonts, then add the directories to:
>>"/etc/fonts/local.conf". Remember, you only need the root of a tree.
> when I run : fc-list I don't list as much fonts as kde list in kde
What about the directories? Does fc-cache -v list all of the directories?
>>>and for another version ( for example kde 3.3) kde only use fontconfig ....
>>>It 's annoying for users .... because when I change the kde version they
>>>loose fonts ...It would be all the time the same fonts ...
>>>can you explain me that ? I don't find compilation option for that in kde
>>It is Qt that uses FontConfig, so it is necessary that you Qt is linked against
>>FontConfig. Older versions of Qt's 'configure' script had problems finding
>>FontConfig if it wasn't installed in: /usr/X11R6. That might be your problem > if you built from source.
> in the configure.log I see that fontconfig is found ...
OK, then it should be only an issue with FontConfig.
Also, do you have fonts installed in your user account's $HOME directory. If
so, you must run:
both as root and as your user account to get a complete list of the fonts.
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