[tex-live] inclusion of libraries

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue May 23 15:40:51 CEST 2006

On 23 May 2006, at 2:03 pm, Rolf.Niepraschk at ptb.de wrote:
> It may be also for interest to see how the program "Scribus" looks for
> installed fonts:
> ==> http://www.scribus.net/

My understanding is that it uses fontconfig, though it also allows  
the user to specify additional locations.

<quote src="http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/ 
Scribus 1.3 still supports, and will continue to support, the ability  
to add extra font paths in the Scribus preferences. However, many  
people will want to install fonts for their entire system, not just  

An easy way to do this is with fontconfig. In most cases, just copy  
the fonts into a folder called .fonts in your home directory.  
If .fonts doesn't exist, create it. Once you've copied the fonts into  
the .fonts folder, just run fc-cache. You do not need to run it as root.

When you next launch Scribus, it should find the new fonts. Most  
other applications on an even remotely modern Linux desktop will also  
use fontconfig to find fonts, though some major apps still may not  
(especially vanilla, rather than distro-customised, builds)...

(Note: on many current distros, even the step of running fc-cache is  


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