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Re: [PATCH 3/3] doc: Describe how to make X server find TrueType fonts.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] doc: Describe how to make X server find TrueType fonts.
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2016 16:38:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:

> * doc/guix.texi (Application Setup): Document how to add TrueType fonts
> installed in a Guix profile to the X server font path.


> @@ -1192,6 +1193,24 @@ to display fonts, you have to install fonts with Guix 
> as well.
>  Essential font packages include @code{gs-fonts}, @code{font-dejavu}, and
>  @code{font-gnu-freefont-ttf}.
> +However, some programs do not support Fontconfig and rely on the X
> +server to recognize a font.

What about: “Older programs such as @command{xterm} do not use
Fontconfig and instead rely on server-side font rendering.”?

> Such programs require to specify a full
> +name of a font using XLFD (X Logical Font Description), like this:
> +
> address@hidden
> +-*-dejavu sans-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-*-1
> address@hidden example
> +
> +To be able to use such full names for the TrueType fonts installed in
> +your Guix profile, you need to extend the font path of the X server:
> +
> address@hidden
> +xset +fp ~/.guix-profile/share/fonts/truetype
> address@hidden example
> +
> +After that, you can run @code{xlsfonts} (from @code{xlsfonts} package)
> +to make sure your TrueType fonts are listed there.


>  To display text written in Chinese languages, Japanese, or Korean in
>  graphical applications, consider installing
>  @code{font-adobe-source-han-sans} or @code{font-wqy-zenhei}.  The former

I would move the new text below the paragraph about Chinese languages
(the paragraph about Chinese languages is about client-side rendering.)



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