About installing TrueType Fonts

Gerry Tool gerrytool at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 14:53:23 UTC 2007

On Nov 13, 2007 5:45 AM, Makoto Mizukami <mmk9060 at aol.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Stijn Hoop wrote:
> > If you want to install it as a system font, you should copy the
> > font into a system directory as root and then run 'fc-cache -fv' as
> > root. You should not change the mode of the /var/cache/fontconfig
> > directory.
> >
> > If you want to install the font for your own use, you should put it in
> > the .fonts subdirectory of your homedirectory, and then run 'fc-cache
> > -fv' as your own user. You should still not change the mode of
> > the /var/cache/fontconfig directory. Although the fc-cache utility might
> > complain a bit, it's not an error, and your font should still work.
> Now, why didn't fc-cache cache fonts and wasn't I able to use new fonts without changing permission?

Because you were trying to do it as a common user rather than as root?
 Root must execute this command for the _system_ font directory.

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