Talk:Font configuration/Examples

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Auto-generation of "use xxx font" config via a script?

Many parts of the config are trivial and can be generated using a shell script with (well) hard-coded templates.

The script should be able to generate these parts:

  • aliasing from one font to another
    • Generic family bidirectional alias generation (like 30-metric-aliases.conf)
    • Optionally, hardcode a list of what 30-metric-aliases.conf knows. That's the most comprehensive list for Latin fonts I have seen.
  • preferring one font for a given family

(Actually I can do this later.) --Arthur2e5 (talk) 12:42, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Example fonts.conf

Can we add this skeletal to ease initial font configuration? -- Ubone (talk) 12:13, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

No, there is nothing new compared to the examples on the Font configuration page which actually explain what they are doing. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 12:34, 20 May 2018 (UTC)


The (AUR) preset replaces font families even if present in the OS which makes them unavailable for applications like gimp. Ubone (talk) 11:13, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't think Infinality-like font substitution belongs in Font_configuration/Examples, it's not really examples. I do think links to the bundle's repo sub dirs (for it's font .conf) are in order but I digress. I'm not sure the provided 30-infinality-aliases.conf is really needed or even desirable as previously mentioned. Users only need to add liberation sans (or similar) in 60-latin.conf to not have the painfully wide dejavu (preferred by default for whatever reason). ― Ubone (talk) 15:20, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Section has been removed, closing. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 14:14, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Patched packages - section for removal

is there any reason to keep Font_configuration/Examples#Patched_packages since freetype 2.7 for ubuntu only? it's debian unstable (and outdated) [1][2] and i don't see patches [3] providing anything freetype2 doesn't ― Ubone (talk) 10:12, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

I agree. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 14:14, 13 August 2018 (UTC)