[Pkg-fonts-devel] How to get fontconfig to use fonts.conf files stored in /etc/fonts/conf.d

Soumyadip Modak soumyadip.modak at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 06:30:20 UTC 2006


On 6/7/06, Angus Lees <gus at debian.org> wrote:
> Assuming both fonts provide the same FontNames and you have some (not
> purely subjective) grounds for considering your font superior, just register
> it with defoma using a higher priority.  fontconfig.defoma will then make
> sure the symlinks in /var/lib/defoma/fontconfig.d/ point to your version.
> (defoma has lots of faults, but it does handle font conflicts fairly well)
> --
> - Gus

No the FontNames are not same. The problem is that ttf-freefonts has glyphs
of Indic languages, but the conjuncts are not defined properly, hence
ttf-freefonts is not suitable. ttf-indic-fonts has fonts designed explicitly
to work with Indic languages, however pango/other rendering engines, use
ttf-freefonts even when Indian locales are used. For example for the bn_IN
and bn_BD locales, people usually prefer the Mukti or the Lohit Bengali
font, but pango by default uses Freesans/Freeserif. Similarly for hi_IN,
people prefer the Gargi font, but again FreeSans/Freeserif is used. I was
wondering how to make sure that for some locales, the fonts are chosen from
ttf-indic-fonts, without affecting the default fonts for the other locales.

Inside ttf-indic-fonts, I've set the proper defoma priorities to the fonts,
so that the appropriate fonts are given priority.


Soumyadip Modak
soumyadip.modak at gmail.com
soumyadip at ubuntu-in.org
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