defoma-font [options] register category font hints...
defoma-font [options] unregister category font
defoma-font [options] reregister category font hints...
defoma-font [options] purge category font
defoma-font [options] register-all hintfile
defoma-font [options] unregister-all hintfile
defoma-font [options] reregister-all hintfile
defoma-font [options] purge-all hintfile
defoma-font is a tool to register or unregister font(s) to Defoma,
Debian Font Manager. Defoma then calls Defoma-configuration-scripts
provided by applications to make the font(s) configured for the appli-
cations which can make use of them. It is supposed to be called from
postinst and prerm scripts, but may be called from console for not-
packaged addon fonts.
There are two methods of registering/unregistering font(s): by specify-
ing one font with its hints, or through a hintfile , which describes
several fonts with their hints. Font packages may possibly use the
latter method, installing a hintfile under /etc/defoma/hints as conf-
file. The latter method has '-all' added in the commands.
category specifies the category of a font like type1, truetype and so
on. font specifies the font itself and is either a full path to the
font, or a logical font name. hints specify the hints of the font,
which contain essential information of the font like FontName, Charset
and Encoding, appearance information of the font representing its face
like Weight, Shape, GeneralFamily and Width, and additional information
of the font like Alias and Priority.
Register the specified font with the specified hints into the
specified category unless the font is already registered.
Unregister the specified font which must be already registered
in the specified category. If the font is marked as use or
exclude in an Id cache of a certain application, the marks are
If the specified font is already registered, the registered
hints and the specified hints are compared. If these hints dif-
fers, the font first gets unregistered and then newly registered
with the specified new hints. If the font is not registered,
following process is the same as register command.
purge This command is almost the same as unregister command, except
that this command removes the marks in an Id cache.
-v Verbose output.
-d More verbose output.
-q Quiet output.
defoma-font -vt register type1 /usr/share/fonts/type1/foo.pfa \
--FontName Helvetica --Charset ISO8859-1 --Weight Medium \
--Shape Upright NoSerif --GeneralFamily SansSerif
defoma-font reregister-all /etc/defoma/hints/microsoft.hints
March 4, 2001 defoma-font(1)
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