[oclug] can someone explain this?
Gilles J. Seguin
segg at infonet.ca
Tue Apr 24 18:34:36 EDT 2001
"Michael P. Soulier" wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 08:04:27AM -0400, Brenda J. Butler wrote:
> > --
> > Minor point of order:
> > Not sure why the 75dpi, 100dpi, misc and cyrillic are in different
> > orders in the unscaled and scaled portions of the path.
> > --
> > Do you have it this way because you want the X server to find
> > the fonts locally, and if it can't find them locally to look
> > on the font servers at :7101 and :7100?
> Originally I had the server lines at the top so it would find the
> truetypes first. Now I've pretty much gotten my paths all messed up. Currently
> my desktop looks good, so I'll be backing this one up. ;-)
> > And, a question for the collective wisdom on the list:
> > if the fonts are customised to the monitor resolution,
> > why do we have to put both 75 dpi and 100 dpi fonts in
> > our font path?
> Definitely a good question.
If the wildcarded font names matches more than one font.
It will choose the first one in alphabetic order.
This is not thrue if the fonts founded are in 75dpi and 100dpi
The rule is to choose the directory that comes first in the
font path given in XF86Config. In fact, the path given by the
command xset q since you can have executed xset -fp font1
or xset +fp font2 commands.
Probably a good idea to verify if environment variable
FONTPATH or XFONTPATH have priority.
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