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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-scale - compile fonts.scale files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-scale directory ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-scale  assembles a fonts.scale file in an X font directory
       using  one  or  more  scale  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  scalable  fonts
       (whose X LFD font names are not in the font files themselves) for the X
       Window  System,	but  may  be  invoked  at  any	time  to   reconstruct
       fonts.scale  files.   For  each	directory, 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-scale will assemble
 /usr/lib/X11/fonts/directory/fonts.scale from the  files  found  in

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

       For instance, the two packages "xfonts-scalable"  (real)  and  "xfontsnifty"
  (hypothetical)  may  both  install  fonts  into	the  directory
       /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1.  They each place their fonts.scale  files  in
       /etc/X11/fonts/Type1/xfonts-scalable.scale			   and
       /etc/X11/fonts/Type1/xfonts-nifty.scale (respectively).	 update-fonts-
       scale  concatenates  these  two files (as well as any others that match
       /etc/X11/fonts/Type1/*.scale)					  into

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

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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

       update-fonts-scale  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-scale, please see /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-report-
       ing.txt, the bug(1) command, or the reportbug(1) command.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

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

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