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    Default heard someplace that ~/.fonts has been depreciated???

    I heard someplace that ~/.fonts has been depreciated??? Is this true?
    I never been able to figure out /etc/fonts/conf.d (Find, yes. Understand, not so much.) I have a collection of ttf fonts I've acquired over the years, I've always simply put them in a fonts directory on my personal data partition, and then no mater which Linux installation I'm using at the moment I simply put a symlink in ~/ with something like:
    Code:
    ln -s /pathTOdata/fonts ~/.fonts
    And I'll have the same fonts available no mater which Linux I chose to boot that day...

    Where are users supposed to put their personal fonts now? ~/.config/fonts maybe???

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    Default Re: heard someplace that ~/.fonts has been depreciated???

    Heard from where? If it was from a source that controls whatever reads
    ~/.fonts now the chances that it also documents a replacement seems high.
    If not.... is it even true? I use ~/.fonts all of the time and if/when
    it breaks I guess I'll look for the fix and find it in a few seconds
    thanks to Google.

    Speaking of Google, it can't find much on that, but it does find something
    about ~/.fonts.conf.d being deprecated, but that's not the same thing. Is
    that what you mean? If so, I think this is not really going to affect
    you, or me for that matter.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: heard someplace that ~/.fonts has been depreciated???

    Not sure if this is what you heard, but it's all I've seen (so far) about deprecating font stuff.

    When I updated to 12.3, I started getting nastygrams in .xsession-errors saying something like "Reading info from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated" (not the exact wording). I did find a bug report (that I can't locate right now) that said the default location was moving, and to make the messages go away enter:
    Code:
    mkdir ~/.config/fontconfig
    mv ~/.fonts.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
    No more messages. YMMV
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    Default Re: heard someplace that ~/.fonts has been depreciated???

    ~/.fonts folder does work as intended on openSUSE 12.3
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    Default Re: heard someplace that ~/.fonts has been depreciated???


    It would appear that on May 30, ab did say:

    > Heard from where? If it was from a source that controls whatever reads
    > ~/.fonts now the chances that it also documents a replacement seems high.
    > If not.... is it even true? I use ~/.fonts all of the time and if/when
    > it breaks I guess I'll look for the fix and find it in a few seconds
    > thanks to Google.
    >
    > Speaking of Google, it can't find much on that, but it does find something
    > about ~/.fonts.conf.d being deprecated, but that's not the same thing. Is
    > that what you mean? If so, I think this is not really going to affect
    > you, or me for that matter.


    Seams that your right... My source was a konsole screen when some console app
    fired up a gui app (Probably was alpine launching firefox, but I was to tired
    to do more than wonder "What the {expletive deleted}" When I saw it scroll
    by. Then when I posted this question the next day my memory was a bit faded...

    Trying to replicate it to more accurately quote the source failed until I
    began to suspect that I might have booted a different distribution that day.
    I had just done a zypper up on my laptop's opensuse, as well as equivalent
    commands on each of the other 3 installed Linux distros including I remember
    that it had been so long since I'd updated the Sabayon installation that it
    took many hours... Evidently when I finished I failed to reboot into
    opensuse before checking my mail, which contained a link, that on Sabayon
    Linux resulted in a terminal error text of:

    Code:
    Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
    So like I said, your right! {my bad...}


    It would appear that on May 30, GeoBaltz did say:

    > Not sure if this is what you heard, but it's all I've seen (so far)
    > about deprecating font stuff.
    >
    > When I updated to 12.3, I started getting nastygrams in
    > ..xsession-errors saying something like "Reading info from ~/.fonts.conf
    > is deprecated" (not the exact wording). I did find a bug report (that I
    > can't locate right now) that said the default location was moving, and
    > to make the messages go away enter:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > mkdir ~/.config/fontconfig
    > mv ~/.fonts.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > No more messages. YMMV


    Now that might just be worth doing... Thanks!


    It would appear that on May 31, vazhavandan did say:

    > ~/.fonts folder does work as intended on openSUSE 12.3


    Ouch! If that's the case, I'm glad I'm still using 12.2...

    What happens with 12.3? And do you have a workaround for the problem???


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    Default Re: heard someplace that ~/.fonts has been depreciated???

    Quote Originally Posted by jtwdyp View Post
    It would appear that on May 30, ab did say:

    It would appear that on May 31, vazhavandan did say:

    > ~/.fonts folder does work as intended on openSUSE 12.3


    Ouch! If that's the case, I'm glad I'm still using 12.2...

    What happens with 12.3? And do you have a workaround for the problem???


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    Default Re: heard someplace that ~/.fonts has been depreciated???


    It would appear that on Jun 1, vazhavandan did say:

    > jtwdyp;2561708 Wrote:
    > > Ouch! If that's the case, I'm glad I'm still using 12.2...
    > >
    > > What happens with 12.3? And do you have a workaround for the problem???

    >
    > perhaps you were reading too fast I said "does" and not "doesn't"
    >


    Ah but what's an "n't" or two between forum members???

    I'm not sure if "fast" is the right word...

    In any case, I read it "poorly" ...

    On the plus side: I'm glad to hear that 12.3 is alive and well


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