Talk:Font configuration

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Troubleshooting section revision

I'm attempting to rewrite this to a more formal English while also doing some reorganization. This will take some time. I know I'll make some mistakes and any corrections, rewordings, and edits are appreciated.

--Thisoldman 08:47, 25 November 2009 (EST)
The whole Troubleshooting section in a FAQ format didn't really fit in, pretty informal too. I'm also thinking that the 'Missing Characters' section can be removed (mostly this has to do with special language [not in unicode best way to put it?] fonts.
Any thoughts about the GTK and QT section? Not sure if these are being used anymore.
Nice work thus far.
--Gen2ly 18:18, 25 November 2009 (EST)
Installing missing fonts are the solution for the Mozilla Apps problems too. I'll leave both sections in for now. They're frequent problems judging from the forums. Perhaps there will be future article: Text, Fonts and Unicode
I am removing the GTK and QT section. The change can be reverted, if we're mistaken.
--Thisoldman 22:26, 25 November 2009 (EST)

Removed The Mozilla apps section. Added the default MS-Windows font settings to the Firefox article. Noted Trebuchet Bold is missing from ttf-ms-fonts package in Fonts.

--Thisoldman 15:05, 26 November 2009 (EST)


Saw your almost-complete re-write here and on the Fonts page. Very nice work Manolo.

--Gen2ly 00:39, 12 November 2009 (EST)
Thanks. In all fairness, I didn't contribute any content. manolo 17:16, 12 November 2009 (EST)
 :rolleyes: --Gen2ly 17:46, 12 November 2009 (EST)
lol i just moved stuff around, didnt add anything. manolo 17:51, 12 November 2009 (EST)


Suggestions for edits to this page.

Thoughts on merging with Fonts page

If the decision to merge is made, then it would be very helpful to leave a reference either here pointing to the "Fonts" page and/or on the Fonts page pointing here so anyone who uses this page as a reference for the font information can easily find it. Just a simple title and then something like "The Xorg Font Configuration Page" was merged with the "Fonts" page, now available at

For the combined title, 'Fonts' works, but it could also be something like 'Fonts & Xorg Font Configuration'.

This page is about configuration, Fonts is about adding fonts. Lists go over there, troubleshooting goes here. I did this because otherwise it'd be a behemoth of an article. manolo 12:24, 11 November 2009 (EST)


The word "xtt" is used at the beginning but not defined. I must admit that I'm unfamiliar with it. - KitchM 10:29, 23 August 2009 (EDT)

New font option

With the new structure I made a file for /etc/fonts/conf.avail:

File: 11-no-anti-aliasing.conf                                               
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <match target="pattern">
            <edit name="antialias" mode="assign"><bool>false</bool></edit>

Which you have to symlink to /etc/fonts/conf.d
It works brilliantly. Gilneas 01:03, 26 October 2006 (PDT)Gilneas