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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-alias - compile fonts.alias files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-alias directory ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-alias  assembles a fonts.alias file in an X font directory
       using  one  or  more  alias  files   found   in	 a   subdirectory   of
       /etc/X11/fonts/.   It is typically invoked only from the post-installation
 and post-removal scripts of a package containing fonts (that  provide
  aliases  for  their  names)  for  the X Window System, but may be
       invoked at any time to reconstruct fonts.alias files.  For each	direc-
       tory,  which  is  either  an  absolute  path  to an X font directory or
       (preferably) simply the last component of its path (such as "75dpi"  or
       "misc"),  update-fonts-alias  will  assemble  /usr/lib/X11/fonts/directory/fonts.alias
 from the files found in /etc/X11/fonts/directory/package.alias.

       This enables multiple packages to provide aliases for fonts in the same
       directory.  No font package actually provides the fonts.alias  file  in
       the  X  font directory itself, so there is no danger of overwriting one
       package's aliases with those of another.

       For instance, the two packages "xfonts-base" and "xfonts-cjk" may  both
       install	fonts  into  the directory /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc.  They each
       place their fonts.alias files in  /etc/X11/fonts/misc/xfonts-base.alias
       and /etc/X11/fonts/misc/xfonts-cjk.alias (respectively).  update-fonts-
       alias concatenates these two files (as well as any  others  that  match
       /etc/X11/fonts/misc/*.alias)  into /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias.

       The format for fonts.alias files is given in  the  mkfontdir(1)	manual

       An  example  of	how  to  use  update-fonts-alias in package maintainer
       scripts is provided in the Debian Policy Manual.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-alias exits with status 1 if its arguments are  absent  or

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       See  <http://bugs.debian.org/xbase-clients>.   If  you wish to report a
       bug in update-fonts-alias, please see /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-report-
       ing.txt, the bug(1) command, or the reportbug(1) command.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-alias  is written and copyrighted by Branden Robinson.  It
       is licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2.

Debian GNU/Linux	       10 November 1999 	 update-fonts-alias(8)
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