Talk:Fonts

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Thanks for keeping the 'Beautifying fonts for LCD's in X' up to date. Misfit138 14:25, 23 April 2008 (EDT)

Split out Console fonts?

The topic is probably a common search item for users. I think it could easily stand on its own, just for that reason, even before my additions. --Thisoldman 13:01, 22 November 2009 (EST)

Merge

I am not sure the pages need merging, I would rather see this page for installing fonts and Xorg_Font_Configuration for everything beautification, LCD, etc.

More a clearer separation than a real merge. Synss 03:45, 17 April 2009 (EDT)

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

Simplify Font packages markup

Is there a reason for the horizontal rule beneath each heading in the Font packages section? This seems like a pointless stylistic addition; the headings alone provide enough separation, in my opinion.

-- pointone 13:55, 5 February 2010 (EST)

Well, yeah. I don't remember why I used them originally for Fonts#Font packages. Completely arbitrary, though. Dres 15:12, 5 February 2010 (EST)

Revision criteria

fc-cache: root vs regular

Template:Codeline makes files in ~/.fontconfig. If you run fc-cache -v as root, you'll notice that it skips the possibly non existant /root/.fontconfig.

That dir is used to cache fonts by X on a per user basis. Those files override the cache made by system-wide fc-cache (/var/cache/fontconfig).

# fc-cache also updates both, but it is not needed in this situation. manolo 20:23, 14 November 2009 (EST)

—Thanks for clearing it up and cleaning it up. --Thisoldman 07:29, 15 November 2009 (EST)

Asian heading removal

Not all Asian fonts were under this heading. Tamil was, Khmer wasn't. Are Arabic and Hebrew Asian? Categories easily become political, as the Unicode Han controversy shows. Unicode groups the CJKV fonts together, so I presume we can too. --Thisoldman 18:35, 15 November 2009 (EST)