[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#669003: fontconfig: TEXMF fonts status and activation
preining at logic.at
Mon Apr 16 13:05:23 UTC 2012
Hi fontconfig maintainers,
Hi pkg-fonts maintainers,
it seems that there is something strange with respect to fontconfig
and texmf trees. I see the fontconfig has an interest (trigger)
in /usr/share/texmf/fonts, but AFAIS an installation into this directory
does not change anything, which is not surprising since in all of
/etc/fonts/ and below nothing about texmf is mentioned (besides two
dirs in avail.d/30-defoma for tex-gyre and lmodern).
So I would like to ask a few questions:
- is the current behaviour on purpose, and if yes, why is there
a triggered interest in /usr/share/texmf/fonts?
- if my observation is wrong and fonts installed there (/u/s/t/f)
actually work, could you also please add
to the list?
- if fonts are not actually supported, should we (texlive-*) ship
a /etc/fonts/avail.d/ config file activating the ttf and otf
fonts we are shipping, i.e., simply adding the paths
to the search paths?
- if we do the last step, how are duplicated fonts handled?
(we have many fonts that are linked from their original location
into the texmf trees)
Thanks for any hint and explanation
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (499, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.4.0-rc2+ (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages fontconfig depends on:
ii fontconfig-config 2.8.0-3.1
ii libc6 2.13-27
ii libexpat1 2.1.0-1
ii libfontconfig1 2.8.0-3.1
ii libfreetype6 2.4.9-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.6.dfsg-2
fontconfig recommends no packages.
Versions of packages fontconfig suggests:
ii defoma 0.11.12
-- no debconf information
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