Courier fonts missing in Xorg-7.1 [fixed]
david.3r at gmail.com
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
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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