[GRASS-dev] default display font selection in GUI

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Mon Apr 30 10:11:00 EDT 2007

Ah yes. Capitalization is important on 'other' systems.


On 4/30/07 12:45 AM, "Hamish" <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Michael Barton wrote:
>> I¹ve added a menu option (under configure) to make it easier to set
>> the default font for displayed text in GRASS. It works pretty well
>> with my Mac, but it needs to be tested on other systems. Currently it
>> tries to get you to a reasonable possibility for a directory
>> containing your fonts. On the Mac, it goes to  /Library/Fonts, on
>> Windows, it starts at $WINDIR/fonts, on other systems, it starts at
>> /usr/lib/x11/fonts. If one of these directories does not contain your
>> fonts, you can browse to it. The font selection dialog will retain
>> your settings throughout the GRASS session to make it easy to change
>> default display fonts.
> WRT Linux, it should be "X11", not "x11":
> - /usr/lib/x11/fonts
> + /usr/lib/X11/fonts
> on Debian all the TT fonts are in /usr/share/fonts [/truetype/].
> /usr/lib/X11/fonts exists as a symlink to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/,
> but that only has residual symlinks, encoding info, and cache files.
> Debian can/will always patch to do things the Debian way, but what's
> popular with other distros these days?
> Hamish

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