Courier fonts missing in Xorg-7.1 [fixed]

David Rosal david.3r at
Tue Aug 15 13:41:42 PDT 2006


I've just installed xorg-7.1 following BLFS-SVN, and found that 
some fonts that were available in xorg-6 were not available 
anymore, for example the courier ones.
I checked that by running fc-list.

I found the root of this problem, and I think it might be 
reflected in the BLFS book:

In "Chapter 25. X Window System Environment / Xorg Fonts", at 
the end, some symlinks are created from /usr/share/fonts to 
$XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/fonts, but only the TTF and OTF directories 
are symlinked. This causes Fontconfig to find only the fonts in 
those directories. The fix here is to create symlinks for all 
font directories:

install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/fonts &&
for fontdir in OTF TTF Type1 misc 75dpi 100dpi; do
	ln -svn $XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/fonts/$fontdir \

After that, and after fc-cache, fc-list shows all fonts properly.



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