building font metrics and Java

Marc Williams marcw at
Sat Feb 15 12:00:24 CST 2003

Bingo!  Thanks a million!

Since I already had a boatload of Windows fonts located elsewhere, I
opted for your second suggestion, including the Java fonts in the xfs
config file.  Seems to work like a charm.  Thanks again!

I wonder if I missed this piece of information in the docs somewhere... 
I find it difficult to believe that I'm the only person to have
encountered this.

List maintainer:  It would be nice if this list archive had search

On Sat, 2003-02-15 at 10:33, Duane Clark wrote:

> > ...
> > Everything seems to work fine: Wine, Java, etc.  It's just this frequent
> > font rebuilding that drives me crazy.  All help greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks!
> You have a couple of alternatives. With that version of Redhat, you 
> really don't need to have Wine use the xfs font server ("server side" 
> font rendering). If you install a collection of TrueType fonts into your 
> windows/Fonts directory, wherever you have your fake C: drive installed, 
> then Wine should do direct rendering of fonts("client side" font 
> rendering). When Wine does direct rendering, you will never cache fonts 
> again. Yea! ;)
> You can get fonts from the C:\windows\Fonts directory on a real Windows 
> installation, and also from here:
> Alternatively, if you want to continue to use "server side" font 
> rendering, figure out where the Java fonts are located, and add that 
> path to the default search path for xfs, so that xfs (and therefore 
> Wine) already knows about them. Assuming it has not changed since RH7.3, 
> the font paths are set in the file /etc/X11/fs/config.

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