[GRASS-dev] font path question for Linux and Windows

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Sun Apr 29 19:39:22 EDT 2007

So if I set "/usr/lib/X11/fonts" as a default starting directory for Linux
and Cygwin (if it exists) and "C:\WINDOWS\Fonts" (should I specify it like
this for GRASS under mysys?), it will start out in a place that has fonts
for many or most folks? (you can always change directories if this doesn't


On 4/29/07 3:09 PM, "Glynn Clements" <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:

> Michael Barton wrote:
>> Normally, Mac OS X fonts live in /Library/Fonts. Is there a �normal� place
>> for fonts under Linux and Windows?
> On Linux, they're usually in subdirectories of /usr/lib/X11/fonts
> and/or /usr/share/fonts, but there are no guarantees (/usr/lib/X11 is
> often a symlink to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11). It's possible that some
> systems might use /etc/X11/fonts (much of what historically lived in
> /usr/lib/X11 has migrated to /etc/X11 in recent years).
> On Windows, they're typically in %WINDIR%\Fonts, where %WINDIR% is
> typically (but not always) C:\WINDOWS. Actually, I'm not sure whether
> %WINDIR% or %SYSTEMROOT% are the "right" choice; both refer to
> C:\WINDOWS on my system.

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School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

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