Part of /etc/X11/fs/configin XFree86-xfs-3.3.6-11 reads:
# where to look for fonts
# Some of these are commented out, i.e. the TrueType and Type1
# directories in /usr/share, because they aren't forced to be
# installed alongside X.
Note that this directory is *not* commented out, even though it doesn't
exist on my system.
fixed for next release. the script is more careful about checking directories.
pardon, I mean xfs carefully checks directories. Extra directories are ignored,