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Re: how to make fonts available to a service?

From: Robert Vollmert
Subject: Re: how to make fonts available to a service?
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:59:59 +0200

> On 12. Jul 2019, at 22:42, Robert Vollmert <address@hidden> wrote:
> I’m a bit at a loss right now with respect to how to make fonts available
> to system services.
> I’m running a service that uses rsvg-convert (from package librsvg) to
> raster some SVG graphics. However, it appears that the default fonts
> are missing some Unicode character.
> It seems that I can make fonts available in my user profile by installing
> the corresponding font package, and those would be available to rsvg-convert
> via fontconfig via ~/.guix-profile/share/fonts. But how would I do the
> same for a service?

It turns out this was easy to fix, by adding a font package to the list
of installed packages in the operating system definition.

(and apologies for sending this to -devel instead of help-)

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