Font paths

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Thu Nov 30 15:48:53 UTC 2006

On Thursday 30 November 2006 15:06, Joe Smith wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > ...
> > <dir> /usr/share/X11/fonts/NewFonts </dir>
> > ...
> > I have checked that there is no space or newline character after the
> > line. What is wrong, please?
> I believe it is complaining about the spaces around the path.
You could well be right.  I'll remember that, thanks.

> Here's mine:
> $ cat /etc/fonts/local.conf
> <dir>/usr/local/share/fonts</dir>
> I keep stuff like that under /usr/local on a separate partition so I can
> easily clean-install around it, or use it in a dual-boot setup.
Sometimes error messages are very misleading.  I initially tried adding two 
additional folders, both with identical (spaced) lines.  The error report 
referred only to the second one, so I assumed that the first one must have 
been right.

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