Bug 17974 - xfs initscript looses user fonts.dir for true type
Summary: xfs initscript looses user fonts.dir for true type
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2000-09-30 20:31 UTC by Paul Flinders
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-01 21:27:21 UTC
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Description Paul Flinders 2000-09-30 20:31:44 UTC
The initscript for xfs will overwrite user edits to
fonts.{dir,scale}. This seems to be rather antisocial

I have quite a few TrueType fonts installed (in fact
I use no bitmap fonts if I can help it). For some of the
fonts ttmfdir output is not exactly as I want - for example
it gives "Swis721 Md BT" as the name of a Bitstream
sourced Swiss721 (aka Helvetica) font - the Md is really
the weight (medium) so (IMO) souldn't be part of the familly
name - to be fair to ttmfdir I think that this is the name actually
recorded in the font.

Consequently I have a hand-tuned fonts.dir for these fonts,
unfortunately it gets overwritten every time I add a font
to the directory (which is rather annoying).

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-20 07:08:37 UTC
This seems to be the intended behaviour of the ttmkfdir program.  I
do not see it as a problem.  The author of the program will have
to change the behaviour if it is to be changed at all.

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