[tex-live] inclusion of libraries
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.
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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