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fonts-config



SYNOPSIS

       fonts-config [OPTION]...


OPTIONS

       -f, --force
           Force the update of all generated files even if it
           appears to be unnecessary according to the time
           stamps.

       -q, --quiet
           Work silently, unless an error occurs.

       -v, --verbose
           Print some progress messages to standard output.

       -d, --debug
           Print a lot of debugging messages to standard output.

       --no-gs-fontmap
           skip generation of a Fontmap for Ghostscript (to save
           some time when such a Fontmap is not needed).

       --version
           Display version and exit.

       -h, --help
           Display a short help message and exit.


DESCRIPTION

       Configures installed X11 fonts. Basically it does the fol­
       lowing things:

       call fc-cache
           creates cache files for fonts to use with client side
           font rendering via libXft, for details see
           fc-cache(1).  fonts.cache-1 cache files are generated
           in all directories which are configured in
           /etc/fonts/fonts.conf and all their subdirectories.

       call cidfont-x11-config
           cidfont-x11-config is another little perl script which
           configures CID-keyed fonts for use with X11, see cid­
           font-x11-config(1).

       creates fonts.scale and fonts.dir files
           To find the list of directories currently used for
           server side fonts, /etc/X11/XF86Config is parsed and
           merged with a hardcoded list of directories. If the
           font server xfs is running, /etc/X11/fs/config is also
           parsed and the list of directories found there is
           merged as well.

           fonts.scale.* files may be supplied by rpm-packages or
           manually added by the user to override or amend the
           entries created automatically by mkfontscale. Entries
           in a fonts.scale.* file have higher priority than
           entries automatically created by mkfontscale.  All
           entries generated automatically by mkfontscale for a
           certain font file are discarded if any fonts.scale.*
           file contains an entry for the same font file.

           If the xtt module is configured to load in
           /etc/X11/XF86Config, additional entries may be created
           to make use of the artificial bold and italic features
           of xtt. The time stamp of /etc/X11/XF86Config is not
           checked, i.e. you have to use fonts-config --force
           after editing /etc/X11/XF86Config to switch between
           the xtt and freetype modules.

           After the final list of entries has been written back
           to fonts.scale, mkfontdir is called.

           Finally, the time stamps of the directory,
           fonts.scale, fonts.dir, and .fonts-config-timestamp
           are set to the time when fonts-config started.

           If any fonts.scale file in the directory list needed
           an update, a Ghostcript Fontmap is also generated for
           all scalable fonts in the directory list and the
           result is written to
           /usr/share/ghostscript/*/lib/Fontmap.X11-auto.

       Usually fonts-config is called automatically via SuSEcon­
       fig (SuSEconfig --module fonts), which is usually automat­
       ically called by YaST2. But you can also execute fonts-
       config directly, which is mainly useful to debug it.


AUTHOR

       Mike FABIAN <mfabian@suse.de>, 2003.


SEE ALSO

       fc-cache(1), cidfont-x11-config(1), mkfontdir(1),
       mkfontscale(1)

perl v5.8.1                 2003-09-20            FONTS-CONFIG(1)
  




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