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On 2011-09-19 17:22-0400 Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
On 09/19/11 16:41, Alan W. Irwin wrote:Anybody here have a clue why fc-list gives empty results under these circumstances where fc-cache appears to be succeeding?You gave a path to fc-cache. fc-list doesn't have that path. You need to figure out where the fonts.conf lies in that setting and add the correct font path in there. Something along those lines. Or read fontconfig source code to see what it does on Windows....
Hi Behdad: Thanks for your help which lead me to the solution. What initially confused me was The fc-cache man page which says "A cache is created which contains properties of each font and the associated filename." So I assumed that meant the full path name, but after reading your remarks above I used fc-cat to access information in some of those cache files. It appears the cache simply identifies the filename without path consistent with what you said. So that filename is a useful identifier for the font but not useful for actually helping fontconfig to find where that font file is located (!) I therefore pursued your idea of modifying the system fonts.conf which on my system is located at $prefix/gtkplus-2.22.1/etc/fonts/fonts.conf, where prefix is the directory where I unpacked the all-in-one Windows binary for GTK+. This patch to that file worked. --- fonts.conf.original 2010-02-05 12:55:42.000000000 -0800 +++ fonts.conf 2011-09-19 15:58:14.000000000 -0700 @@ -23,8 +23,8 @@ <!-- Font directory list --> + <dir>z:/usr/share/fonts</dir> <dir>WINDOWSFONTDIR</dir> - <dir>~/.fonts</dir> <!-- Note, that drive-letter form was essential. MSYS-bash also honors the alternative /z/usr/share/fonts form specifying the full path to the file, but that form does not work in the above file. After the above change, under wine I ran "fc-cache" with no options, and after that "fc-list" gave lots of results, and my test applications for libLASi worked fine as well. So thanks very much for your essential help that lead me to thesolution, but I do feel editing an installed system file like $prefix/gtkplus-2.22.1/etc/fonts/fonts.conf has the feel of a
workaround for a fontconfig issue that should be addressed to make it easier for users to specify alternative font locations on Windows platforms such as Wine. Alan __________________________ Alan W. Irwin Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca). Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); the Time Ephemerides project (timeephem.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software package (plplot.sf.net); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project (lbproject.sf.net). __________________________ Linux-powered Science __________________________ _______________________________________________ Fontconfig mailing list Fontconfig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/fontconfig